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Sargentodoxa barghoorniana

Taxonomy
Sargentodoxa barghoorniana was named by Tiffney (1993). Its type locality is Brandom Lignite deposit, which is in an Oligocene terrestrial horizon in Vermont.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1993Sargentodoxa barghoorniana Tiffney

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RankNameAuthor
genusSargentodoxa
RankNameAuthor
speciesbarghoorniana

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Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
B. H. Tiffney 1993Seed approximately 5 mm long, 4 mm in maximum diameter, the enlarged hilum forming a truncate scar 2.5 mm in diameter at one end of the seed, and at a right angle to its long axis (size estimated from scale of photographed specimen and exposed portions of remaining specimen). Testa black, smooth, and featureless. One end truncated by a flat plane, in the center of which is a hole into the interior of the seed. The margin of the hole is extremely smooth and evidently formed as a part of the genetic structure of the seed, not the result of insect or other damage subsequent to growth of the seed. The hole is interpreted to be the missing hilar zone, probably destroyed in the process of germination, or possibly by bacterial action in the early stages of fossilization.