Basic info Taxonomic history Classification Relationships
Morphology Ecology and taphonomy External Literature Search Age range and collections


Magnoliopsida - Solanales - Solanaceae

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2008Solanumxylon Franco and Brea

Is something missing? Join the Paleobiology Database and enter the data

classMagnoliopsidaCronquist et al. 1996
EudicotDoyle and Hotton 1991
orderSolanalesJussieu 1820
familySolanaceaede Jussieu 1789

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

M. J. Franco and M. Brea 2008Dicotyledonous fossil wood. Growth ring indistinct. Diffuse porosity, solitary and rarely in radial multiple series of 2 and clusters, vessels small to medium sized, and scarce. Vessel elements short. Simple perforation plates. Intervessel pits bordered and alternate. Rays 2-3 or multiseriate, some uniseriate, thin and wide. Fibers poligonal and quadrangular in section, very abundant, in radial arrangement or irregular arrangement. Septate fibers. Axial parenchyma paratracheal and apotracheal, scarce and axial parenchyma diffuse-in-aggregates.