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Socratea brownii

Taxonomy
Socratea brownii was named by Poinar (2002). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is Sd-9-165 (Mexican amber), a flower (flower), and it is an inclusion in amber.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Socratea brownii Poinar

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RankNameAuthor
genusSocrateaKarsten 1857
RankNameAuthor
speciesbrownii

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.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
G. Poinar 2002Two staminate flowers: sepals greatly reduced, united in a low complete ring; petals 3, distinct, fleshy, slightly asymmetrical, imbricate basically, much longer than the sepals, stamens at least 50, possibly more, filaments short, flattened, narrowed at tip; anthers erect but incomplete, anthers basifixed, linear; pollen elliptical in lateral view and circular in polar view, approximately 1.7–2.0 times longer than wide, exine surface with some minute projections; pistillode not observed.
Quantitative measurements: mean with range, N = 4 (all measurements in millimetres). Length of petals 2.4 (2.3–2.6); greatest width of petals 1.9 (1.8–1.9); length filament 0.44 (0.28–0.69); length of largest remaining portion of anthers 0.45 (0.33–0.56); greatest width of anthers 0.13 (0.11–0.17); length pollen 0.019 (0.016–0.023); width pollen 0.010 (0.009– 0.012).