Canarium guangxiensis M.Han et Manchester in Han, Manchester, Wu, Jin & Quan

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000714


Authors: M. Han & S. R. Manchester

Rank: species

Reference: Han, M., Manchester, S. R., Wu, Y., Jin, J. H. & Quan, C. (2017): Fossil fruits of Canarium (Burseraceae) from Eastern Asia and their implications for phytogeographical history. – Journal of Systematic Palaeontology 16(online)(10): 841–852.

Page of description: 845

Illustrations or figures: figs 3A–D, 4, 5


Holotype ZL-122, Museum of Biology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Figures: fig. 4B1–10

Note: Paratypes: ZL-174, NNF-270, NNF-489, GP-066 (housed in Museum of Biology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China).

Original diagnosis/description

Fruit indehiscent, ovoidal to spindle shaped; apex attenuate or acute, base acute, obliquely cuneate and marked by a small attachment scar; endocarp composed of three or four fused pyrenes, glabrous, each locule single-seeded or with no seed, and with a round apical dorsal germination valve; pyrene rounded to hexagonal in cross section, with a distinct groove between the angle-ribs and the valves, the latter with a slightly convex median keel; three or four apertures developed at the apex of the fruit.


The epithet ‘guangxiensis’ recognizes Guangxi Province, in which the three localities for this new species are situated.


Neogene, Miocene
late Miocene, Foluo Formation.


Zhuoluo Village, Nankang Town, Beihai City, Guangxi Province

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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