Engelhardia trinitiensis Huegele et Manchester

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000574

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:574

Authors: I. B. Huegele & S. R. Manchester

Rank: species

Reference: Huegele, I. B. & Manchester, S. R. (2019): Newly recognized diversity of fruits and seeds from the Late Paleogene flora of Trinity County, East Texas, USA. – International Journal of Plant Sciences 180(7): 681–708.

Page of description: 689

Illustrations or figures: Fig. 6A–F


Holotype USNM 722022, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States
Figures: Fig. 6C, 6F

Note: Paratype: USNM 722044 (Fig. 6A, 6E).

Original diagnosis/description

Nuts subglobose, smooth, basally rounded, ca. 3–4 mm in diameter, thin walled, square or elliptical in transverse section. A high primary septum and a lower secondary septum well developed. Locule basally four lobed with two lobes on either side of the primary septum. Basal lobes concave toward primary septum (fig. 6A, 6F). Wings not preserved.


Named after its type locality in southern Trinity County, Texas.


Paleogene, Eocene
Whitsett Formation


United States
Trinity, Texas (USNM loc. 44273)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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