However, its smaller body size did not allow it to press the anther thecae
. The beetle was observed in one flower only, and it was considered an infrequent visitor unable to pollinate the species due to its observed behavior.
Flowers sessile, buds cylindrical; epicalyx green; corolla 6merous, 0.3-0.5 cm in length, reddish-cream, valvate; stamens-6, majors 0.5 X 0.1 cm, minors 0.3 X 0.1 cm, included; ovary obovate, 0.2 cm in length; style cylindrical, 0.3-0.4 cm in length, staminodes filiform with compressed thecae
. Fruit elliptical, 0.8 cm in length, reddish when mature.
1 and 2)that dominates the floral display while 5-6 stamens are fertile and produce thecae
1.5 mm longo; thecae
1.5 mm longae; apendices antherarum ovatae ca.
Twenty-nine elongated (36.2%), 21 flattened (26.2%), 20 hemispherical (25%) and 10 spherical (12.5%) thecae
taxa were recorded, with the highest diversity found in species with elongated shells.
The origin, place of manufacture, and identity of the sculptors of both the thecae
and the marble anthropoid sarcophagi are discussed in chapter two, while the origin and place of manufacture of the clay anthropoid sarcophagi are discussed in chapter four.
There are large colonies of earlier Silurian retiolitids with no appendix, containing about 80 pairs of thecae
with small siculae, whereas some of the youngest retiolitids possess a finite tubarium with a large sicula and as few as three thecae
(Kozlowska-Dawidziuk 2004, fig.
similis 5b R1, R2 and R3 equally or subequally distanced, a list is present behind R3 6a Cells medium-sized, 45-60 [micron]m long, with areolated thecae
, LSL having the same width in its anterior and posterior parts (6) Dinophysis ovum 6b Cells small, 28-38 [micron]m long, with smooth thecae
, LSL increasing in width from R1 backward (7) Dinophysis cf.
Inner and outer thecae
are clearly differentiable, with a high blood irrigation of the prime.
Flores hermaphroditi circa 10 (5-12); corollae tubulosae 5-denticulatae; filamenta antherarum in parte superiore distincta, thecae
oblongoovatae base obtusae; styli glabri appendicibus elongati oblongi ad apicem triangulares.