Polycladophyton D.Edwards et C.S.Li
Plant Fossil Names Registry Number: PFN000316
Act LSID: urn:lsid:plantfossilnames.org:act:316
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
Polycladophyton gracilis D.Edwards et C.S.Li
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.