Iodes reidii C.Del Rio, R.Thomas et De Franceschi

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000554


Authors: C. Del Rio, R. Thomas & D. De Franceschi

Rank: species

Reference: Del Rio, C., Thomas, R. & De Franceschi, D. (2019): Fruits of Icacinaceae Miers from the Palaeocene of the Paris Basin (Oise, France). – Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 108(2017)(4): 459–469.

Page of description: 462

Illustrations or figures: fig. 2a–i


Holotype Riv. PPB 138, Musée Vivenel in Compiègne, Oise, France
Figures: fig. 2a–e

Note: paratypes: Riv. PPB 154, Riv. PPB 160, Riv. PPB 191

Original diagnosis/description

Endocarp elliptical with a reticulate pattern of angular to rounded and thin ridges, which delimit 9–19 polygonal areoles on each lateral face, with few or no freely ending ridgelets. Endocarp possesses a symmetrical pair of horn-like protrusions compressed on the keel, positioned eccentrically and subapically. Endocarp wall 0.25–0.27 mm thick and about 0.8 mm thick with ridges. Length of endocarp: 9.2–10.8 mm; width of endocarp: 6.68–7.55 mm.


This species is named in memory of Eleanor M. Reid, for her important contributions to Palaeobotany, particularly Palaeocarpology.


Paleogene, Paleocene
Late Palaeocene


Rivecourt, Oise

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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