Actaea-like fruit (Ranunculaceae)
 
Fruits resembling the modern woodland herb, Actaea (baneberry, Ranunculaceae) are small bilaterally symmetric follicles bearing around 20 seeds with seed coat with a prominent palisade outer layer. A similar fruit is described from the London Clay. These specimens document evidence of rare herbaceous Ranunulaceae in late Paleocene/early Eocene floras of North Dakota and England, supporting a North Atlantic land bridge connection.

Pigg, K. B., and M. L. DeVore. 2005.  An Actaea-like fruit (Ranunculaceae) from the Paleogene of North Dakota and the London Clay. American Journal of Botany in revision.

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