Nilssonia (plant)

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Temporal range: Triassic to Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Spermatophyta
Subdivision: Cycadophyta
Class: Spermatopsida
Order: Bennettitales
Family: Cycadeoidaceae
Genus: Nilssonia
(Brongniart), 1825.[1]
  • N. brevis (Type species)
  • N. compta
  • N. eskensis
  • N. lunzensis
  • N. neuberi
  • N. kendalli
  • N. tenuicaulis
  • N. tenuinervis

Nilssonia is an extinct genus of plants belonging to Bennettitales, which were similar to cycads in growth form and leaf morphology, but completely different in reproductive structures. Bennettitales were found around the globe during the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous.[2][3][4]

Location of palaeontological sites[edit]