Choffaticarpus compactus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000490
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:490
Genus: Choffaticarpus 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: 229
Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 49d–j
Name is type taxon for
Holotype S136725, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 49d–j
Note: Holotype from Torres Vedras sample 43.
Paratype: S137918 (Torres Vedras sample 44); deposited in Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.
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.
From Latin: compactus referring to the compact structure of the fruit.
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