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Cathiaria

Genus Cathiaria Golovn., Oskolski Acta Palaeobot., 47(1): 60. 31 May 2007
Name
Cathiaria
Rank
Genus
Authors (Pub.)
Golovneva L. B. Oskolski A. A.  
Publication
Infructescences of Cathiaria gen. n. from the late Cretaceous of North Kazakhstan and Siberia (Russia) [2007/5]
Journal
Acta Palaeobotanica
Volume
47
Issue
1
Page number
60
Year
2007

Parent Taxon
[Class] Magnoliopsida
Fossil Status
infructescences

Type
Cathiaria zhilinii
Diagnosis
Infructescences compound, consisting of two orders of axes. Main axis straight, irregularly fi nely ribbed, with alternate or almost opposite lateral axes. Lateral axes in immature condition short, fl attened, bract-like, bearing sessile fruits on the adaxial side; in maturity lateral axes elongated, more or less cylindrical, straight or curved. Flower consisting of a single unilocular pistil with a more or less distinct style and occasional remnants of a bract or perianth at the base. Fruits nutlet-like, single-seeded, in immature condition ovoid, in maturity fl attened in crosssection and D-shaped or ovate in outline. Pericarp comprising a thin outer layer, a middle mechanical layer, and a subtending layer of fibers.


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Species
Cathiaria japonica
Cathiaria tyensis
Cathiaria zhilinii

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