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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000555


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: 464

Illustrations or figures: fig. 2j–u


Holotype Riv. PPB 141, Musée Vivenel in Compiègne, Oise, France
Figures: fig. 2j–n

Original diagnosis/description

Endocarp elliptical with a reticulate pattern of sharp and thin ridges, which delimit at least 21 polygonal areoles on each lateral face, with few or no freely ending ridgelets. Endocarp possessing a symmetrical pair of hornlike protrusions prominent (i.e., not compressed) on the keel, positioned eccentrically and subapically. Endocarp wall 0.26 mm thick and 0.38 mm thick with ridges. Inner endocarp surface densely covered with regularly spaced and tubular papillae. Length of endocarp about 10 mm.


‘tubulifera’ refers to tubular morphology of the papillae on the inner surface of endocarp.


Paleogene, Paleocene
Late Palaeocene


Rivecourt, Oise

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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