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Nordenskioldia borealis

Taxonomy
Nordenskioldia borealis was named by Heer (1870). It is a compression fossil.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1870Nordenskioldia borealis Heer pp. 65-67 figs. 1-13
1991Nordenskioldia borealis Crane and Manchester

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RankNameAuthor
genusNordenskioldia
RankNameAuthor
speciesborealisHeer 1870

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
P. R. Crane and S. R. Manchester 1991Fruits woody, sessile on a stout infructescence axis. Each fruit consisting of 10-20 fruitlets arranged in a whorl around a central column. Central column expanded at the base, tapering rapidly distally. Fruits schizocarpic, dispersed fruitlets D-shaped in outline, dehiscent, containing a single small, ovate seed.