Kempia longicolpites E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000480
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:480
Genus: Kempia E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
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: 219
Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 43a–f
Name is type taxon for
Holotype S105018, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 43a–f
Note: Holotype is from Torres Vedras sample 44.
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.
From Latin: longus and colpus referring to very long colpus of the pollen grains.
Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Lower member of the Almargem Formation; Early Cretaceous (late Barremian-early Aptian)
Torres Vedras (NE of Forte de Forca; 39°06′13″ N, 9°14′47″ W).
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood