Symplocos trinitiensis Huegele et Manchester

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000578


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: Figs. 9A1-7


Holotype USNM 722018, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States
Figures: Fig. 9A

Note: Paratype: USNM 722024.

Original diagnosis/description

Stones ellipsoid, nearly spherical in longitudinal outline, ca. 5.5mmlong, ca. 5mmwide, ca. 3mmdeep, abruptly cut by rounded, thin-walled (ca. 0.3mm) apical pit with a single pore (ca. 1 mm in diameter) connecting to three locules. Transverse outline triangular to ovate. Surface smooth, except for
broad longitudinal wrinkles. Basal pit recessed (fig. 9A6).


Named after its type locality from 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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