Symplocos platycarpa Huegele et Manchester
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000577
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:577
Authors: I. B. Huegele & S. R. Manchester
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: 695
Illustrations or figures: 8B1-9
Holotype USNM 722032, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States
Figures: Fig. 8B
Endocarp trilocular, ellipsoid, curved at the basal end, 13 mm long, 4.3 mm wide, and ca. 1.6 mm thick, except for base, which bends and thickens to 2 mm. Apical pit rounded, 3.5 mm wide (81% of maximum stone width), enclosing three elliptical pores (fig. 8B5), ca. 1.4mmat their widest diameter. Wall is thin, ca. 0.4mm. Basal pit is circular and 0.4mm in diameter. Surface mainly smooth, save for minor longitudinal wrinkles.
Named from Greek adjective platy (flat) and the latinized carpa fromthe Greek noun karpos (fruit) for its flattened endocarp.
Trinity, Texas (USNM loc. 44273)
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood
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