Zosterophyllum is a genus of plants that had spore capsules placed near the end of the stem, but always on the side, never at the extremity. The spore capsules were oval shaped and on short stalks. The branching was a mixture of "Y" type ( these were less pronounced ) and "H" type
Habitat --- Zosterophyllum grew mainly on the margins of lakes.
Remark--- It is probable that plants like this gave rise to the giant Lycopods of the coal swamps, such as Lepidodendron.
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Text copyright 1992 Cyril Walker, David Ward