Meliosma berryi Huegele et Manchester

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000583


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: 699

Illustrations or figures: Fig. 11A1–7


Original diagnosis/description

Endocarp obpyriform, subglobose, asymmetrically skewed, ca. 15mmlong, 9mmwide, and 10mmdeep. Surface smooth, with a pronounced, longitudinal keel extending from ventral scar and over the dorsal surface. Ventral scar asymmetrically pyriform in face view (fig. 11A1), 6 mm wide and 8.5mmlong, with an aperture in widest portion of the endocarp. Wall thickness not preserved.


Named after E. W. Berry, for his prolific and extensive paleobotanical contributions, including the first paleobotanical descriptions of the Trinity flora.


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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