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Temporal range: Eocene
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Droseraceae
Genus: Saxonipollis
Species: S. saxonicus
Binomial name
Saxonipollis saxonicus
Krutzsch (1970)

Saxonipollis saxonicus is an extinct plant species. It was possibly carnivorous. It is known only from fossilised pollen found in Eocene deposits of East Germany.[1]

S. saxonicus was possibly a precursor to Aldrovanda, or a close relative to its precursor.[2]


  1. ^ Krutzsch, W. 1970. Zur Kenntnis fossiler disperser Tetradenpollen. Paläontologische Abhandlungen Abteilung B, Paläobotanik 3(3): 399–433.
  2. ^ Degreef, J.D. 1997. "Fossil Aldrovanda." (PDF).  (263 KiB) Carnivorous Plant Newsletter 26(3): 93–97.