TitleFossil palm flowers in Dominican and Mexican amber
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsPoinar, GO
JournalBotanical Journal of the Linnean Society
Type of ArticleJournal Article

Twelve palm flowers in one piece of Dominican amber and a single flower in a second piece are described as Trithrinax dominicana sp. nov. (Thrinacinae: Coryphoideae), representing the first fossil record of this genus. There are no members of Thrithrinax in the Greater Antilles today. Two staminate flowers in Mexican amber are described as Socratea brownii sp. nov. (Iriarteinae: Arecoideae) and represent the first fossils of this genus. A third palm flower in Mexican amber, possibly belonging to the subtribe Euterpeinae, is characterized. (C) 2002 The Linnean Society of London.

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