Iodes tubulifera C.Del Rio, R.Thomas et De Franceschi
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000555
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:555
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
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.
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood
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