Pragocladus lauroides J.Kvaček et H.Eklund
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000623
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:623
Reference: Kvaček, J. & Eklund, H. (2003): A report on newly recovered reproductive structures from the Cenomanian of Bohemia (Central Europe). – International Journal of Plant Sciences 164(6): 1021–1039., link
Page of description: 1022
Illustrations or figures: figs 1, 2, 3A–B
Name is type taxon for
Holotype F 2891, National Museum, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: fig. 1A–D
Elongated compound inflorescence consisting of robust main axis and helically arranged secondary axes with helically arranged lateral inflorescence units. Each lateral unit is supported by a bract and consists of two to four flowers. Flowers supported by a bract and arranged singly or in clusters of two. Flowers bisexual, actinomorphic, trimerous with inner tepals narrow and twice as long as outer tepals. The androecium has well-developed stamens onsisting of a filament and bilocular anthers that open by valves.
Referring to the suggested lauraceous affinity of the fossil.
Cretaceous, Upper Cretaceous, Cenomanian
Peruc Member, Peruc-Korycany Formation of the Bohemian Cretaceous Basin
Plant fossil remain
macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood