Iodes israelii Soudry et H.-J.Gregor

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000559


Authors: D. Soudry & H. J. Gregor

Rank: species

Original spelling: Jodes israelii

Reference: Soudry, D. & Gregor, H. -J. (1997): Jodes israelii sp. nov.: a huge phosphate-mineralized icacinacean fructification from the Late Cretaceous of the Negev, southern Israel. – Cretaceous Research 18(2): 161–178.

Page of description: 167

Illustrations or figures: fig. 4.1–9

Other combinations

Icacinicarytes israelii (Soudry et H.-J.Gregor) C.Del Rio, R.Thomas et De Franceschi 2019 nom. inval.


Holotype 8108 M, Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
Figures: fig. 4.1–9

Original diagnosis/description

Endocarp , bisymmetrical, rounded in lateral view, broadly lenticular in cross-section; ornamented with more than 60 shallow concave areas separated
by ridges, the latter tending to be arranged in longitudinal rows; rounded base; small pointed apical style, somewhat irregular, giving the impression of apical placentation of the anatropous seed. Testa, hilum, micropyle, and chalaza unknown.


After Israel where the fossil fructification was found.


Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous, Maastrichtian
Concretional phosphorite in the basal part of the Oil Shale Member, Ghareb Formation, Early Maastrichtian


Har Nishpeh area, central Negev, southern Israel

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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