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McAbee Floral List

Using the combined data set from megafossils and the pollen record, a much more complete picture of the McAbee flora emerges. The following floral list incorporates both, indicating which plant organ was used in the diagnosis:

Gymnospermae:

Ginkgoaceae

  • Ginkgo biloba Linnaeus. (Foliage).
  • Ginkgo dissecta Mustoe. (Foliage).

Cupressaceae sensu latu

Pinaceae

Taxaceae

  • cf. Amentotaxus / cf. Torreya sp. (Leafy twigs, foliage).

Angiospermae:

Lauraceae

  • Sassafras hesperia Berry. (Foliage).

Platanaceae

  • Macginitiea gracilis (Lesquereux) Wolfe & Wehr. (Foliage).

Trochodendraceae

Cercidiphyllaceae

Hamamelidaceae

  • Langeria magnifica Wolfe & Wehr. (Foliage).

Grossulariaceae

Salicaceae

Vitaceae

Rosaceae

Ulmaceae

Fagaceae

  • Fagus langevinii Manchester & Dillhoff. (Leafy twigs, foliage, cupules, nuts, Fagus pollen).
  • Quercus sp. (Pollen).

Myricaceae

  • Comptonia columbiana Dawson. (Foliage).

Juglandaceae

Betulaceae

Malvaceae

  • Florissantia quilchenensis Manchester. (Flowers).

Sapindaceae

Cornaceae

Ericaceae

  • cf. Rhododendron sp. (Foliage?, large Ericaceous pollen).

Araliaceae

Uncertain affinity

  • Chaneya tenuis (Lesquereux) Wang & Manchester. (Flower).
  • Averrhoites sp. (Foliage).

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