Bennettitales from Bayreuth
|The plants in this (extinct) group look very much like cycasses,
but they have evolved flowers for propagation. It was thought that modern
flowering plants could descend from a plant in this group, but this appears
not to be true. Yet, there is still discussion on the subject.
has a cycas-like leaf, which can be recognized by the fact that the base of the side leaflets is enlarged on the upper side. Often this broadening lies over the axis of the leaf.