Genus Welwitschiophyllum Dilcher, Bern.-de-Oliv., Pons, T.A. Lott Amer. J. Bot., 92(8): 1302. 27 Jul 2005
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- Authors (Pub.)
- Dilcher D. L.
Lott T. A.
- Welwitschiaceae from the Lower Cretaceous of northeastern Brazil [2005/7]
- American Journal of Botany
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- Parent Taxon
- [Family] Welwitschiaceae
- Fossil Status
- Welwitschiophyllum brasiliense
- Leaves are triangular to linear, 8.9–70 cm long and 2.8–5 cm wide, with a longitudinal crease extending half the leaf length. Lamina is thick textured, the apex is acute, and the base curved to semicircular. Primary venation
is subparallel, convergent near the apex, with some disappearing into the margin. Venation is equidistant, with a density of 9–15 bundles/cm of leaf width.