Symplocos martinettoi Huegele et Manchester

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000576


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: 691

Illustrations or figures: Figs. 8A1-6


Holotype USNM 722023, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States
Figures: Fig. 8A

Note: Paratype: USNM 722017

Original diagnosis/description

Endocarp ellipsoidal, often curved at basal end, ca. 7mmlong, ca. 3.2mm wide, and ca. 2mmthick, displaying a single apical concavity, at the base of which is a single pore (fig. 8A5), which links to the locular region. Endocarps ornamented by 11–14 longitudinal ridges, sometimes anastomosing. Apical concavity shallow and wide, ca. 64% of stone width, ca. 1.4 mm in diameter, bordered by a thin wall, ca. 0.3 mm thick. Basal pore sometimes triangular in outline.


Named for Edoardo Martinetto, recognizing his contributions to the fossil record of Symplocos.


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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