Potomacanthus von Balthazar et al. 2007 (laurel)

Magnoliopsida - Magnoliales - Lauraceae

Full reference: M. von Balthazar, K. R. Pedersen, P. R. Crane, M. Stampanoni, and E. M. Friis. 2007. Potomacanthus Lobatus Gen. Et Sp. Nov, A New Flower of Probable Lauraceae from the Early Cretaeous (Early To Middle Albian) of Eastern North America. American Journal of Botany 94(12):2041-2053

Parent taxon: Lauraceae according to M. von Balthazar et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Bandulskaia, Cinnamomum, Cryptocarya, Cryptocaryoides, Lauranthus, Laurinoxylon, Laurocarpum, Laurophyllum, Laurus, Litsea, Malapoenna, Marmarthia, Mauldinia, Neolitsea, Ocotea, Persea, Perseanthus, Persites, Sassafras, Ulminium, Umbellularia

Subtaxa: Potomacanthus lobatus

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Type: Potomacanthus lobatus

Distribution: found only at Puddledock (Cretaceous of Virginia)

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