Zlatkocarpus J.Kvaček et E.M.Friis

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000629

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:629

Authors: J. Kvaček & E. M. Friis

Rank: genus

Reference: Kvaček, J. & Friis, E. M. (2010): Zlatkocarpus gen. nov., a new angiosperm reproductive structure with monocolpate-reticulate pollen from the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) of the Czech Republic. – Grana 49(2): 115–127.

Page of description: 116


Zlatkocarpus brnikensis J.Kvaček et E.M.Friis

Original diagnosis/description

Flowers sessile, aggregated in spikes; each flower supported by a persistent bract arranged helically along an elongated axis. Flowers apparently unisexual. Pistillate flowers consisting of a single carpel surrounded by a floral cup. Stigmatic area sessile, indistinct. Fruit: a one-seeded berry. Fruit wall parenchymatous with resin bodies embedded in the tissue under the epidermis. Pollen adhering to the surface of fruits of Retimonocolpites-type, monocolpate, reticulate-columellate with smooth muri.


After Zlatko Kvaček in recognition of his contribution to our understanding of the Cretaceous and Tertiary vegetation of the Bohemian Massif.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Zlatkocarpus brnikensis J.Kvaček et E.M.Friis 2010

Zlatkocarpus pragensis (J.Kvaček et H.Eklund) J.Kvaček et E.M.Friis 2010


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