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Roystonea palaea

Taxonomy
Roystonea palaea was named by Poinar (2002). It is considered to be a form taxon. Its type specimen is Staminate flower (Sd–9–101A)/Pistillate flower (Sd–9–101B), a flower, and it is an inclusion in amber.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2002Roystonea palaea Poinar

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RankNameAuthor
genusRoystoneaCook 1900
RankNameAuthor
speciespalaea

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 2002Staminate flower (Sd–9–101A): 3 sepals, imbricate, triangular, 2 mm long, 1.9 mm wide; 3 dis- tinct petals, ovate, dark brown, valvate, about 2.8 times the length of the sepals, stamens 6, filaments awl-shaped, greatest width at base, c. 1 mm; anthers elongate, white, 1.7–3.1 mm long, versatile, sagittate basically, dorsifixed near middle, latrose, pollen not observed, pistillode concealed from view.
Pistillate flower (Sd–9–101B) ovoid, with 3 distinct, brown, imbricate sepals, 2.7mm in length, petals 3, ovate, with acute lobes at apex, brown, 3.4 mm long; gynoecium subglobose, style not distinct, stigmas 3, recurved, developing fruit subglobose, perianth per- sistent, epicarp smooth, black.