Choffaticarpus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000489
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:489
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: 229
Choffaticarpus compactus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Multicarpellate and apocarpous fruit with densely packed fruitlets borne helically on a long central receptacle. Each fruitlet strongly compressed laterally with flattened sides and a diamond-shaped outer face. Stigma sessile, indistinct. Each fruiting unit containing a single seed. Pollen monocolpate, semitectate and coarsely reticulate with broad scattered columellae.
In honor of the French geologist Paul Choffat in recognition of his important contribution to the Cretaceous geology of Portugal.