Baoyinia D.Edwards et C.S.Li

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000312


Authors: D. Edwards & C. S. Li

Rank: genus

Reference: Edwards, D. & Li, C. -S. (2018): Further insights into the Lower Devonian terrestrial vegetation of Sichuan Province, China. – Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 253: 37–48.

Page of description: 43


Baoyinia sichuanensis D.Edwards et C.S.Li

Original diagnosis/description

Plant with smooth stems and strobili terminating in clusters of ovoid sporangia, their bases tapering into short, straight stalks. Distal sporangia more widely separated. Sporangia spit longitudinally into two equal valves that lack thickened margins. Strobilar axis and stalks with central, longitudinally orientated ?vascular strands.


In honour of the extensive fieldwork leading to collections of Sichuan plants and the pioneering work in describing them by Dr Geng Baoyin.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Baoyinia sichuanensis D.Edwards et C.S.Li 2018


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