Friisia M.M.Mendes et J.Kvaček

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000566


Authors: M. M. Mendes & J. Kvaček

Rank: genus

Reference: Mendes, M. M. & Kvaček, J. (2020): Friisia lusitanica gen. et sp. nov., a new podocarpaceous ovuliferous cone from the Lower Cretaceous of Lusitanian Basin, western Portugal. – Cretaceous Research 108: 104352 (10 pp.).

Page of description: 3


Friisia lusitanica M.M.Mendes et J.Kvaček

Original diagnosis/description

Ovuliferous cone consisting of decussately arranged ovuliferous complexes. Each pair is very closely placed seemingly whorled. Each ovuliferous complex consisting of a bract and ovuliferous cone scale. Ovuliferous scale differentiated into woody basal part and parenchymatous and bulging apical part covering one inverted seed.


In honour of Professor Else Marie Friis for her contribution to the study of the Early Cretaceous floras in Portugal.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Friisia lusitanica M.M.Mendes et J.Kvaček 2020



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