Eckartiopsis E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000475


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

Rank: genus

Original spelling: Eckhartiopsis

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: 215


Eckartiopsis parva E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original diagnosis/description

Stamens with long tetrasporangiate and dithecate anthers. Pollen grains small, almost circular in equatorial outline, monocolpate, colpus extending for
the full length of the grains. Exine semitectate-reticulate and columellate. Reticulum heterobrochate; heteropolar with coarser reticulum on proximal face than on distal face. Muri smooth with flattened to slightly rounded profiles, supported by long distinct columellae. Colpus margin distinct, microreticulate, lacking psilate regions around the end of the colpus. Colpus membrane granular. Orbicules large, dentate, densely scattered on inner surface of the anther wall.


From the generic name Eckartia and Greek: -opsis (appearance) to indicate close similarity between the two taxa.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Eckartiopsis parva E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019



Use comments to notify PFNR administrators of mistakes or incomplete information relevant to this record.