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Magnoliopsida - Ceratophyllales - Ceratophyllaceae

Donlesia was named by Dilcher and Wang (2009). Its type is Donlesia dakotensis. It was considered unknown by Dilcher and Wang (2009).

It was assigned to Ceratophyllaceae by Dilcher and Wang (2009).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2009Donlesia Dilcher and Wang

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classMagnoliopsidaCronquist et al. 1996
orderCeratophyllalesLink 1829
familyCeratophyllaceaeGray 1822

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.

D. L. Dilcher and H. Wang 2009Fruits achenes and the fruit body fusiform,
tetra-radially symmetric with two winged lateral spines,
two winged facial spines, one stylar spine, and a long peduncle;
stylar spine tapering gradually toward the apex; peduncle very
long with a distinctive groove that is absent from the stylar, facial,
and lateral spines; fruit surface smooth; seed shape ovoid
to obovate with two cotyledons and a distinct plumule.