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Pauthecophyton

Genus Pauthecophyton J.-Z. Xue, S.-G. Hao, X. Zhu, De-M. Wang Rev. Palaeobot. Palynol., 183: 10. 24 Jul 2012
Name
Pauthecophyton
Rank
Genus
Authors (Pub.)
Xue J.-Z. Hao S.-G. Zhu X. Wang D.-M.  
Publication
A new basal euphyllophyte, Pauthecophyton gen. nov., from the Lower Devonian (Pragian) of Yunnan, China [2012/7]
Journal
Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology
Volume
183
Page number
10
Year
2012
Fossil Status
stems (with sporangia)
Type
Pauthecophyton gracile
Diagnosis
Plant small, erect, with smooth, slender axes. Main axes pseudomonopodially and dichotomously branched. Some laterals pseudomonopodially branched to form second-order branches. Fertile branches isotomously divided three to eight times and terminated by sporangia. Sporangia grouped as fertile units; each unit with two, three or four sporangia. Sporangia lacking twisting, fusiform in shape, with longitudinal dehiscence. Homosporous.
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