A rare water lily (Nymphaceae) fossil is reported from the Late Eocene (Priabonian) deposits from Cheile Baciului limestone quarry (Cluj-Napoca, Romania). The remains consist of a piece of rhizome and a few root impressions preserved on the bearing rock. The fossil was identified as belonging to Nymphaea cf. alba Linnaeus. The rhizome of this species has never been found together with root impressions in Transylvania, being a very rare find even in Central Europe.
Fehér, László Lo̒ra̒nt
A rare Eocene water lily (Nymphaea) fossil from Cheile Baciului (Cluj-Napoca, Romania),
Studia UBB Geologia
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