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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000489


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: 229


Choffaticarpus compactus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original diagnosis/description

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.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Choffaticarpus compactus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019


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