Arceuthobium obovatum Sadowski, Seyfullah, C.A.Wilson, Calvin et A.R.Schmidt

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000596


Authors: E. M. Sadowski, L. J. Seyfullah, C. A. Wilson, C. L. Calvin & A. R. Schmidt

Rank: species

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


Original protologue

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.


Paleogene, Eocene
Baltic amber derives from Priabonian to Lutetian sediments


Baltic Sea coast

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood