Symplocos martinettoi Huegele et Manchester
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000576
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:576
Reference: Huegele, I. & 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, United States National Museum, Washington, USA
Figures: Fig. 8A
Note: Paratype: USNM 722017
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.
Trinity, Texas (USNM loc. 44273)
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood