Fossil flora of the Chui Hill, Jabalpur Formation, Satpura Basin, Madhya Pradesh, India
Keywords:Clay impressions, Megaflora, Dominance conifers, Early Cretaceous
Diversed types of fossil leaf impressions have been collected in abundance on reddish-pinkish clay from the Chui Hill, Jabalpur Formation of Satpura Basin. The flora has dominance of conifers followed by bennettitales and pteridophytes, e.g., Elatocladus jabalpurensis, Elatocladus sp., Brachyphyllum jabalpurensis sp. nov., Pagiophyllum chawadensis, Araucarites minutes, Satpuria sehoraensis, Taeniopteris spatulata, Ptilophyllum cutchense and Anomozamites sp. These taxa are commonly found in Early Cretaceous floral assemblages of India. The floral assemblage is compared with other contemporaneous deposits of Satpura and South Rewa basins.