Temporal range: Carboniferous-Late Cretaceous
~300–66 Ma
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Pinophyta
Class: Pinopsida
Order: Pinales
Family: Araucariaceae
Genus: Brachyphyllum
A. T. Brongniart 1828 [1]
  • B. castatum
  • B. castilhoi
  • B. punctatum

Brachyphyllum is a form genus of fossil coniferous plant foliage. Plants of the genus have been variously assigned to several different conifer groups including Araucariaceae and Cheirolepidiaceae.[2] They are known from around the globe from the Late Carboniferous to the Late Cretaceous periods.[1]

Location of palaeontological sites


  1. ^ a b Brachyphyllum in the Paleobiology Database
  2. ^ Taylor, Edith L.; Taylor, Thomas N.; Krings, Michael (2009). Paleobotany: The Biology and Evolution of Fossil Plants. Academic Press. pp. 833–834, 844–845, 848. ISBN 9780080557830.
  3. ^ Programa Levantamentos Geológicos Básicos Do Brasil (Agudo)
  4. ^ Monje et al., 2016, p.38


  • Monje Durán, Camila; Camila Martínez; Ignacio Escapa, and Santiago Madriñán. 2016. Nuevos registros de helechos y coníferas del Cretácico Inferior en la cuenca del Valle Superior del Magdalena, Colombia. Boletín de Geología, Universidad Industrial de Santander 38. 29–42. Accessed 2017-03-31.
  • Gee, Carole T. (2010). Plants in Mesozoic Time: Morphological Innovations, Phylogeny, Ecosystems. Indiana University Press. pp. 25–. ISBN 978-0-253-00199-3.