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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000479


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

Rank: genus

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: 218


Kempia longicolpites E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original diagnosis/description

Anther dithecate, tetrasporangiate, narrowly elliptical. Pollen small, almost circular in equatorial outline, monocolpate, Colpus extending beyond
the full length of the grains, but not dividing the grain into two halves. Exine semitectate-reticulate and columellate. Reticulum heterobrochate with irregular lumina and muri with occasional open ends. Muri smooth with slightly rounded profiles, supported by short, scattered columellae. Colpus margin distinct with reticulum continuing to the margin and the colpus margin delimited by the continuous marginal muri of the reticulum.


In honor of the Australian palynologist Elizabeth M. Truswell (also known as Elizabeth M. Kemp) in recognition of her important contribution to Cretaceous palynology.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Kempia longicolpites E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019


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