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Temporal range: Early Devonian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophyta
Genus: Bitelaria
Istchenko and Istchenko, 1979
  • Donotela fistulata Istchenko and Istchenko

Bitelaria is a monospecific genus of extinct vascular plants described from outcrops of the Early Devonian Campbellton Formation in New Brunswick, Canada and Middle Devonian outcrops in the Voronezh region of Russia.[1] B. dubjanski is characterized by thick-walled, dichotomously branched tubular axes and thick cuticles with possible lenticel-like eruptions. The unusual external morphology of the plant distinguishes it from other vascular plants and is thus placed in Tracheophyta incertae sedis.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Johnson, N. G. (1992). "The cuticular epithelium of Bitelaria, an Early Devonian vascular plant from New Brunswick, Canada". International Journal of Plant Sciences. 153 (4): 646–657. doi:10.1086/297085. JSTOR 2995584.