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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000483

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:483

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: 223


Dinisia portugallica E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original diagnosis/description

Anther dithecate and tetrasporangiate. Pollen small, elliptical to almost circular in equatorial outline, monocolpate. Colpus short. Exine semitectate-reticulate and columellate. Reticulum homobrochate, vermiform; lumina of irregular shape. Muri of irregular width, supported by long, scattered columellae. Colpus margin indistinct. Colpus membrane with a fragmented reticulum. Orbicules small, spherical.


In honor of the Portuguese geologist Jorge Dinis in recognition of his important contribution to the Cretaceous geology of Portugal.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Dinisia portugallica E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019


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