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

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000560

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:560

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

Rank: species

Basionym: Iodes israelii Soudry et H.-J.Gregor

Invalid name

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: 466


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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