Vedresia elliptica E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000488
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:488
Genus: Vedresia 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: 227
Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 49a–c
Name is type taxon for
Holotype S136735, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 49a–c
Note: Holotype is from Torres Vedras sample 43.
Fruit small, elliptical in lateral and transverse views, unilocular and apparently one-seeded without remains of hypanthium or stamen scars. Stigma indistinct, sessile. Pollen broadly elliptical to circular in equatorial outline, monocolpate with a long colpus extending for the full length of the pollen. Colpus margin distinct. Semitectate-reticulate, columellate, heterobrochate Lumina around colpus margin much smaller than lumina over the rest of the grain. Muri smooth without supratectal ornamentation.
From Latin: ellipticus referring to the elliptical shape of the fruit.
Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Lower member of the Almargem Formation; Early Cretaceous (late Barremianearly 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