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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000491


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


Reyanthus lusitanicus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen

Original diagnosis/description

Flower bisexual, multiparted, borne terminally on a long stalk. Tepals and stamens arranged in two series around the gynoecium. Gynoecium ulticarpellate, apocarpous with carpels arranged helically on a conical receptacle. Carpel follicular containing several seeds borne along either side of the ventral suture. Stalk, bracts, tepals, stamens and carpels containing large, spherical oil cells. Carpels crescent-shaped, slightly compressed laterally. Stigma sessile, indistinct.


In honor of the French palaeontologist Jaques Rey in recognition of his contribution to the study of Early Cretaceous deposits in Portugal, including in the
Torres Vedras region.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Reyanthus lusitanicus E.M.Friis, P.R.Crane et K.R.Pedersen 2019


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