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


Polycladophyton gracilis D.Edwards et C.S.Li

Original diagnosis/description

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


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