Orontiophyllum J.Kvaček et S.Y.Sm.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000833

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:833

Authors: J. Kvaček & S. Y. Smith

Rank: genus

Reference: Kvaček, J. & Smith, S. Y. (2015): Orontiophyllum, a new genus for foliage of fossil Orontioideae (Araceae) from the Cretaceous of central Europe. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 178(3): 489–500.

Page of description: 491


Araciphyllites austriacus J.Kvaček et A.B.Herman

Original diagnosis/description

Leaf lamina simple, entire-margined, midrib multistranded, venation parallel-pinnate, eucamptodromous. Primary lateral venation consisting of several
well-defined vein orders departing from multistranded costa at acute angles. Higher order transverse veins perpendicular to slightly oblique to
primary lateral veins forming a more or less square pattern.


No etymology given in the paper.

[J. Kvaček for PFNR: "Derived from the name of the subfamily Orontioideae."]

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood - angiosperm

Names associated with genus

Orontiophyllum austriacum (J.Kvaček et A.Herman) J.Kvaček et S.Y.Sm. 2015

Orontiophyllum riggauense (Erw.Knobloch) J.Kvaček et S.Y.Sm. 2015

Orontiophyllum grandifolium (Penh.) Stockey, G.L.Hoffman et G.W.Rothwell 2021


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