Bennettitales: Introduction, Origin, Features and Affinities

Bennettitales: Introduction, Origin, Features and Affinities

Introduction and Origin of Bennettitales: The name “Bennettitales” has been given to honor J.J. Bennett, an English botanist. This group of fossil plants flourished well during the Triassic to Lower Cretaceous periods of the Mesozoic era (ages of Cycads). Palaeobotanists believe that this group originated from Pteridospermales. Fossils of Bennettitales are found either in the…

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