Arceuthobium obovatum Sadowski, Seyfullah, C.A.Wilson, Calvin et A.R.Schmidt
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000596
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:596
Reference: Sadowski, E. -M., Seyfullah, L. J., Wilson, C. A., Calvin, C. L. & Schmidt, A. R. (2017): Diverse early dwarf mistletoes ( Arceuthobium ), ecological keystones of the Eocene Baltic amber biota. – American Journal of Botany 104(5): 694–718.
Page of description: 710
Illustrations or figures: fig. 10
Holotype GZG.BST.24359, Geoscientific Collections of the University of Göttingen, Germany
Figures: fig. 10
Internodes 0.7–2 mm long × 0.7 mm wide, angular in cross section, branched. Squamate bracts entire to dentate, widely obtrullate, nonfused base, decussate, 0.7 mm long × 1 mm wide; expanded leaves oblanceolate, 1.8–2.2 mm long × 0.5–0.9 mm wide. Fruits fi ve or six per node, widely obovate in shape, 0.6–1 mm long × 0.5–0.9 mm wide, occasionally divided, distal part shallow furrowed, proximal part fi nely ribbed.
The specific epithet refers to the widely obovate shape of the fruits.
Baltic amber derives from Priabonian to Lutetian sediments
Baltic Sea coast
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood