Lauraceous Fossil Flower from the Kamikitaba Locality (Lower Coniacian; Upper Cretaceous) in Northeastern Japan
, gen. et sp. nov. is assigned to the Lauraceae based on the regular trimerous organization of the perianth and androecium, and the valvate anthers. It provides the first detailed report of lauraceous flowers from the Cretaceous of Asia and adds significantly to our knowledge of the geographic distribution of Cretaceous Lauraceae and their systematic and structural diversity.
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