Lepidodendron


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Lepidodendron

an extinct genus of tree-like giant club moss of the class Lycopodiopsida.
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Although lycopsid trunks were not observed during this study, in-situ examples were reported from this section by Plint and Browne (1994) and rare, transported Lepidodendron and Lepidophloios were noted in the channel sandstones described above (Ielpi et al.
Only a knowledge of the geological past makes sense of why we have found marine fossils in the district, the shark-like fish that was found at Brockholes, the three-metre remnant of the giant clubmoss lepidodendron (which grew up to 30m high) at Appleton Quarry, Shepley.
This coniferous-looking fern tops out at seven inches, but its distant ancestor, Lepidodendron, grew to 150 feet as it breathed in vast amounts of carbon.
Other trees found among the flora of that time were those of the Lepidoden-drales order (Lepidodendron, etc.).
Bothrodendron is characterised by having small leaf scars directly on the stem surface, although the narrow, almost terminal shoots of Bothrodendron minutifolium have raised leaf cushions similar to those of Lepidodendron (Thomas 1967b).
For instance, the fossil crown-branched pseudoherb Hizemodendron is believed to be derived from a possibly crown-branched tree, Lepidodendron, by earlier cessation of stem elongation (progenesis) (Bateman, 1994; Bateman & DiMichele, 1991).
Observations sur la structure interieure du Sigillaria elegans comparee a celle des Lepidodendron et des Stigmaria et a celle des vegetaux vivants.