fossil fruit and impression

Davidia antiqua (Newb.) Manchester. Left – fruit with a surrounding flange of softer tissue, and an apical style, UF 33593; Right – fruit impression showing longitudinal grooves which represent ridges on the original endocarp, darker part at periphery interpreted as remains of meso- and epicarp, UF 33590′. Figure 4D and 4E in Manchester, S . R. 2002. Leaves and fruits of Davidia (Cornales) from the Paleocene of North America. Systematic Botany 27(2): 368-382.