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Pentacentron

Genus Pentacentron Manchester, Pigg, Z. Kvaček, DeVore, Dillhoff Int. J. Pl. Sci., 179(8): 000 [5]. 7 Sep 2018
Name
Pentacentron
Rank
Genus
Authors (Pub.)
Manchester S. R. Pigg K. Kvaček Z. DeVore M. L. Dillhoff R. M.  
Publication
Newly recognized diversity in Trochodendraceae from the Eocene of Western North America [2018/9]
Journal
International Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume
179
Issue
8
Page number
000 [5]
Year
2018

Parent Taxon
[Family] Trochodendraceae
Fossil Status
infructescences

Type
Pentacentron sternhartorum
Diagnosis
Infructescence a spike of sessile pentacarpellate capsules; raceme axis narrow; capsules subglobose, rounded apically, bearing five persistent styles arising subequatorially and incurved (concave toward fruit apex). Elliptical bulge (interpreted as nectary) beneath each style. Base of fruit with a raised rim representing perianth scars. Dehiscence apical, with separation initiating immediately above each style, and joining apically to form a five-rayed starlike opening.


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Species
Pentacentron sternhartorum

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