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Cranea Manchester and Chen 1998 (birch)

Magnoliopsida - Fagales - Betulaceae

PaleoDB taxon number: 256647

Diagnosis. Infructescence elongate, more or less cylindrical with helically arranged persistent involucres. Involucres sessile, saclike, gradually narrowed and somewhat more thickened apically, with a longitudinal slit extending from near the base to the apex, sometimes with bifurcate tips. Involucres at apex of infructescence smaller than those in the main portion. Nuts elliptical, smooth, with epigynous perianth.

Full reference: S. R. Manchester and Z. D. Chen. 1998. A new genus of Coryloideae (Betulaceae) from the Paleocene of North America. International Journal of Plant Sciences 159(3):522-532

Parent taxon: Betulaceae according to S. R. Manchester and Z. D. Chen 1998

Sister taxa: Alnites, Alnophyllum, Alnus, Betula, Betuliphyllum, Betuloxylon, Carpinicarpus, Carpinus, Corylites, Coryloxylon, Corylus, Eucarpinoxylon, Hooleya, Ostrya

Subtaxa: Cranea wyomingensis

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Type: Cranea wyomingensis