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Afrasita

Genus Afrasita Krassilov, Lewy in Krassilov, Lewy, Nevo Cretac. Res., 25(5): 699. 23 Sep 2004
Name
Afrasita
Rank
Genus
Authors (Name)
Krassilov V. A. Lewy Z.  
Authors (Pub.)
Krassilov V. A. Lewy Z. Nevo E.  
Publication
Controversial fruit-like remains from the Lower Cretaceous of the Middle East [2004/9]
Journal
Cretaceous Research
Volume
25
Issue
5
Page number
699
Year
2004

Parent Taxon
[Class] Magnoliopsida
Fossil Status
fructifications

Type
Afrasita lejalnicoliae
Diagnosis
Seed-bearing structures ellipsoid, consisting of radially arranged scales subtending large seeds. Scales laterally sutured for their whole length, gaping at maturity, thick, crescent-shaped in lateral view, with a coarse network of reticulate subepidermal fibres and with abundant palisade tissue of tracheid-like cells. Seed locules impressed on adjacent scales. Seeds axial, nearly as long as the scales, slightly curved, with a fleshy coat consisting of three envelopes. The inner envelope protrudes as a conical bulge over the orifice of the middle envelope.


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