Two conifer twigs from the type area of the Maastrichtian are described as Brachyphyllum sp. 1 and Brachyphyllum sp. 2. They might belong to the Cheirolepidiaceae, Podocarpaceae or Taxodiaceae. Brachyphyllum sp. 1 occurs with the conifers Brachyphyllum patens (?Cheirolepidiaceae) and Elatidopsis cryptomerioides (Taxodiaceae), the seagrass Thalassocharis bosqueti and the ammonite Baculites vertebralis in the upper part of the Kunrade Chalk in the Kunrade area, while Brachyphyllum sp. 2 probably originates from the lower part of this deposit.

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van der Ham, R.W.J.M, & van Konijnenburg-van Cittert, J.H.A. (2003). Rare conifers from the type area of the Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous, southeast Netherlands). Scripta Geologica, 126, 111–119.