Symplocos platycarpa Huegele et Manchester

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000577


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: 695

Illustrations or figures: 8B1-9


Original diagnosis/description

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.


Paleogene, Eocene
Whitsett Formation


United Kingdom
Trinity, Texas (USNM loc. 44273)

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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