Pragocladus lauroides J.Kvaček et H.Eklund

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000623


Authors: J. Kvaček & H. Eklund

Rank: species

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 for

Pragocladus J.Kvaček et H.Eklund 2003


Holotype F 2891, National Museum, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: fig. 1A–D

Original diagnosis/description

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


Czech Republic
Prague, Hloubětín-Hutě

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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