Sichuania uskielloides D.Edwards et C.S.Li

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000313


Authors: D. Edwards & C. S. Li

Rank: species

Genus: Sichuania D.Edwards et C.S.Li

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: 45

Illustrations or figures: pl. III, figs 1–10

Name is type for

Sichuania D.Edwards et C.S.Li 2018


Original diagnosis/description

Plant with smooth stems terminating in lax strobili. Vertically elongate sporangia, broadly elliptical in face viewand laterally flattened, taper into long, straight, decurrent stalks. Periphery marked by narrow border. Strobilar axis 1.2–2.3 mm wide, >4.5 cm long. Sporangial maximum diameter 2.8–4.8 mm (x = 3.7 mm, n = 10), approximate height 4–6 mm (x = 4.9 mm, n = 9). Stalk width 1.1–1.5 mm (x = 3.7 mm, n = 10), approx. length = <3.5 mm.


From Uskiella, a Lower Devonian plant with terminal sporangia with similar outlines.


Devonian, Lower Devonian
Horizon 1 at base of the Pingyipu Group, Lochkovian/early Pragian


Yanmenba section, Jiangyou District, North Sichuan

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood


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