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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000492

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:492

Authors: E. M. Friis, P. R. Crane & K. R. Pedersen

Rank: species

Genus: Reyanthus 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: 231

Illustrations or figures: Text-fig. 50a–j

Name is type taxon for

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

Types

Holotype S136716, Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden
Figures: Text-fig. 50a–f

Note: Holotype is from(Torres Vedras sample 299.
Paratype: S136717 (Torres Vedras sample 299) housed in Palaeobotanical Collections, Department of Palaeobiology, the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden.

Original protologue

Flower bisexual, multiparted, borne terminally on a long stalk. Tepals and stamens arranged in two series around the gynoecium. Gynoecium multicarpellate, 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.

Etymology

From Latin: Lusitania for Portugal where the fossil was discovered.

Stratigraphy

Cretaceous, Lower Cretaceous
Lower member of the Almargem Formation; Early Cretaceous (late Barremian-early Aptian).

Locality

Portugal
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