Symplocos fritschii Huegele et Manchester
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000581
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:581
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: 697
Illustrations or figures: Fig. 10B, 10C1-14
Holotype USNM 722037, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States
Figures: Fig. 10C
Note: Paratype: USNM 722026 (Fig. 10B)
Endocarp broad ellipsoid, ca. 10.1 mm long, 3.8–5 mm wide, blunt at base and sharply truncated at apex, with five circular, equally developed pores (fig. 10C9), ca. 0.5mm in diameter, each corresponding to its own elongate locule and surrounding a central vascular canal (fig. 10C14), ca. 0.5 mm in diameter. Apical pit thin walled (0.6 mm thick), 2 mm in diameter. Slight, flattened longitudinalwrinkles present. Faint grooves sometimes apparent near base. Locules cylindrical-pyriform in shape, thickened toward the base and reaching 1.4mmin width.
Named after Peter W. Fritsch, who has conducted extensive work on Symplocos.
Trinity, Texas (USNM loc. 44273)
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood
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