Arceuthobium groehnii Sadowski, Seyf., C.A.Wilson, Calvin et A.R.Schmidt

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000539


Authors: E. M. Sadowski, L. J. Seyfullah, C. A. Wilson, C. L. Calvin & A. R. Schmidt

Rank: species

Reference: Sadowski, E. -M., Seyfullah, L. J., Wilson, C. A., Calvin, C. L. & Schmidt, A. R. (2017): Diverse early dwarf mistletoes ( Arceuthobium ), ecological keystones of the Eocene Baltic amber biota. – American Journal of Botany 104(5): 694–718.

Page of description: 702

Illustrations or figures: fig. 4


Original diagnosis/description

Shoots unbranched, internode cross section angled, 1–1.7 mm long × 0.7–0.8 mm wide. Bracts squamate, widely obtrullate, dentate margins, acuminate apices, decussate, rounded nonfused bases, 0.7–0.9 mm long × 1.1–1.3 mm wide. Fruits 5–7 per node, elliptic, 0.3–0.8 mm wide, two distinct zones absent, surface smooth.


The specific epithet honors Carsten Gröhn (Glinde, Germany) who provided the fossil for study.


Paleogene, Eocene, Priabonian
Blue Earth layer


Russian Federation
Samland, Kaliningrad

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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