Polycladophyton D.Edwards et C.S.Li

Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000316

Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:316

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: 47

Illustrations or figures: pl. IV, figs 1–6

Type taxon

Polycladophyton gracilis D.Edwards et C.S.Li

Original protologue

Upright plant with asynchronous dichotomous branching in leafless stems showing overtopping but no dominance. Branching angles low. Vertically ovate sporangia produced asynchronously terminate one branch of a dichotomy, sometimes overtopping it. Narrow, distinct band extends over free margin of sporangium. Dehiscence unknown.


From the Greek, -poly, many, numerous; clado- branch, shoot; phyton, plant.

Plant fossil remain

macro- and meso-fossils-embryophytes except wood

Names associated with genus

Polycladophyton gracilis D.Edwards et C.S.Li 2018