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Caryophylloflora paleogenica

Magnoliopsida - Caryophyllales - Caryophyllaceae

Caryophylloflora paleogenica was named by Jordan and Macphail (2003). Its type locality is Locharbour, which is in the Eocene/Eocene of horizon Australia. It is the type species of Caryophylloflora.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2003Caryophylloflora paleogenica Jordan and Macphail

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classMagnoliopsidaCronquist et al. 1996
EudicotDoyle and Hotton 1991
orderCaryophyllalesJussieu 1820
familyCaryophyllaceaede 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.

G. J. Jordan and M. K. Macphail 2003Inflorescence an open dichasium with at least three flowers. Flowers hermaphrodite or unisexual. Pedicels 5–10 mm long, subtended by acute bracts, pairs of bracts fused around the peduncle. Floral bracts acute, imbricate, about as long as the calyx tube. Calyx tube approximately 3 mm long, lobes triangular, obtuse, approximately two-thirds as long as the tube. Stamens slightly exserted, filaments tapering slightly towards the apex. Anthers approximately 1 mm long, dorsifixed, tetrasporangiate, opening latrorsely by longitudinal slits. Ovary opening by five valves. Pollen 24–(30)–32 µm in diameter; amb circular; pores approximately 16, 3–3.5 µm in diameter, with or without a pore membrane; exine 2–2.5 µm thick, sexine approximately 1.5 µm thick, microreticulate-microechinate, thinner around pores, nexine <<1 µm thick, protruding through or invaginated within pores.