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Pazlia

Genus Pazlia Friis, P.R. Crane, K. R. Peders. Foss. Impr., 74(1-2): 140. 31 Aug 2018
Name
Pazlia
Rank
Genus
Authors (Pub.)
Friis E. M. Crane P. R. Pedersen K. R.  
Publication
Extinct taxa of exotestal seeds close to Austrobaileyales and Nymphaeales from the Early Cretaceous of Portugal [2018/8]
Journal
Fossil Imprint
Volume
74
Issue
1-2
Page number
140
Year
2018

Parent Taxon
[Class] Magnoliopsida
Fossil Status
seeds

Type
Pazlia hilaris
Diagnosis
Isolated seeds occurring singly. Seeds small, anatropous, bitegmic and exotestal. Seeds bilaterally symmetrical with dorsiventral plane of symmetry. Seed surface smooth without longitudinal ridges. Raphe distinct, seen externally as a raised, rounded ridge that extends from hilum to the chalazal end opposite the micropyle. Hilum and micropyle separated by a broad zone of testal sclerenchyma. Hilar scar large, narrowly elongate with abundant sclerenchyma tissue beneath the scar and lacking a hilar rim. Micropyle formed by the inner integument (tegmen) and marked on the seed surface by a transverse slit through the outer integument (testa) adjacent to the hilar scar. Testa formed from an outer layer (exotesta) of palisade-shaped sclerenchyma cells and an inner thin layer of thin-walled parenchyma cells (mesotesta/endotesta). Palisade-shaped cells of exotesta with evenly thickened anticlinal walls and a straight lumen. Anticlinal walls of the exotesta cells strongly undulate toward the inside and toward the outside, resulting in stellate-undulate facets and a jigsaw puzzle-like pattern on the seed surface. Tegmen thin.


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Species
Pazlia hilaris

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