Baragwanathia brevifolia P.Kraft et Kvaček nom. illeg.

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000015


Authors: P. Kraft & Z. Kvaček

Rank: species


Illegitimate name, non Baragwanathia brevifolia Hundt, Jahrb. Kreismus. Hohenleuben-Reichenfels, 2: 28 (1952)

Reference: Kraft, P. & Kvaček, Z. (2017): Where the lycophytes come from? – A piece of the story from the Silurian of peri-Gondwana. – Gondwana Research 45: 180–190., link

Page of description: 183

Illustrations or figures: figs 3A, B, D, F–J, 4A–C

Replacement name


Holotype KR 1, Czech Geological Survey, Prague, the Czech Republic
Figures: figs 3A, B, D, F–J, 4A–C

Original diagnosis/description

Slender axes bearing subtle, linear and moderately long microphylls, uniform in dense arrangement, truncate or rounded at tips showing a median midrib. Branching of stems isotomous. Apices of axes enfolded in a dense tuft of upward facing microphylls.


After short microphylls.


Silurian, Pridoli, Požáry formation
Neocolonograptus ultimus Biozone


Czech Republic
Karlštejn – Ve Spáleném (near the house no.132), central Bohemia

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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