Allophylus flexifolia

  • Green River Fossil
    Photographer: Dov Scher : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Leaf of the Soapberry Family Allophylus flexifolia Eocene Wyoming, USA Geology Specimen # PP53391 Individual Green River fossil specimens.
  • Various FBM species
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Various FBM species from the lychee family Sapindaceae. Top) ?Allophylus flexifolia (Lesquereux, 1883), large well-preserved leaf from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A. Leaf measures 200 millimeters in length and is FMNH PP53391. Bottom left) Sapindus sp., a soapberry plant from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality C. Specimen is 82 mm long and is FOBU 19. Bottom middle) A winged fruit of Dipteronia sp. from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A. Specimen is FMNH PP43950 and measures 19 millimeters in diameter. Bottom right) A leaf from the balloon vine ?Cardiospermum coloradensis (Knowlton 1923) from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality K. Specimen is FOBU 10725 measuring 40 millimeters in length
Catalog Number: PP 53391
Taxonomic Name: Allophylus flexifolia
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Ypresian
Formation: Green River
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: No
EMu IRN: 2303331
Occurrence ID: 5037d3ff-d568-4cb2-994a-e4fae9fddc94

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