Florissantia is a fossil flowering plant of western North America known from compression fossils from the Eocene to Oligocene (56 to 23 million years ago) found in several localities, including fossil beds in British Columbia, Washington State, Oregon, and Colorado.[1] The plant is known from fossils of its flowers, fruits, and pollen.


  1. ^ a b Manchester, S. R. (1992). "Flowers, fruits and pollen of Florissantia, an extinct malvalean genus from the Eocene and Oligocene of western North America". American Journal of Botany 79 (9): 996–1008. doi:10.2307/2444909. JSTOR 2444909.

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