Eckartia E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen nom. illeg.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000471


Authors: E. M. Friis, P. R. Crane & K. R. Pedersen

Rank: genus

Original spelling: Eckhartia

Illegitimate name, non Eckartia Rchb., Deut. Bot. Herb.-Buch 53 (1841)

Reference: Friis, E. M., Crane, P. R. & Pedersen, K. R. (2019): The Early Cretaceous mesofossil flora of Torres Vedras (NE of Forte da Forca), Portugal: a palaeofloristic analysis of an early angiosperm community. – Fossil Imprint 75(2): 153–257.

Page of description: 208


Eckartia brevicolumella E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original diagnosis/description

Stamens with long anthers. Anther tetrasporangiate and dithecate. Pollen small, almost circular in equatorial outline, monocolpate. Colpus extending for the full length of the pollen grains. Exine semitectate-reticulate and columellate. Reticulum heterobrochate; identical on the proximal and distal faces; lumina isodiametric and polygonal to rounded. Muri smooth with flattened to slightly rounded profiles, supported by long distinct columellae. Colpus membrane granular. Colpus margin distinct with psilate regions around the end of the colpus. Orbicules large, dentate and densely distributed on inner surface of the anther wall.


In honor of the German palynologist Eckart Schrank in recognition of his important contribution to Cretaceous palynology.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Eckartia brevicolumella E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019

Eckartia longicolumella E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019

Eckartia intermedia E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019



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