Sichuania uskielloides D.Edwards et C.S.Li
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000313
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:313
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 taxon for
Holotype CBYn 9266A&B, Palaeobotanical Museum of China, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiangshan, Beijing, China
Figures: pl. III, figs 1–4
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