Salvinia preauriculata Berry

  • Salvinia preauriculata
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Salvinia preauriculata (Hicky, 1977), a floating fern in the family Salviniaceae. Two specimens, each with three leaves: two leaves that floated on the surface of the water and one finely dissected, root-like leaf that hung submerged below the surface. Both specimens are fertile with paired spore-bearing structures at the juncture between the two float leaves and the branched root-like leaf. From FBM Locality A in the upper layers near the K-spar tuff layer. Left) Specimen number FMNH PP53586. Total height is 70 millimeters. Right) Specimen number FMNH PP54855. Total height is 44 millimeters.
  • PP53586_image_1
    Creator: IMLS Fern Digitization Project 2013
    Creator: D. M. Le : Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC 4.0
    Description: PP53586 image 1
Catalog Number: PP 53586 A+B
Taxonomic Name: Salvinia preauriculata Berry
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Phylum: Pteridophyta
Class: Pteridopsida
Order: Salviniales
Family: Salviniaceae
Identified By: Dr. Ian J. Glasspool : Colby College - Geology Department
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Ypresian
Formation: Green River
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: No
Collector: L. Grande
EMu IRN: 2303541
Occurrence ID: 72677f5b-2bb0-494c-a62e-bf1fa6d6bd1e

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