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Revealed: the first ever flower, 140m years ago, looked like a magnolia

Citation
Vallejo-Marin M (2017) Revealed: the first ever flower, 140m years ago, looked like a magnolia. The Conversation. 01.08.2017. https://theconversation.com/revealed-the-first-ever-flower-140m-years-ago-looked-like-a-magnolia-81861

Abstract
First paragraph: Although most species of plants on Earth have flowers, the evolutionary origin of flowers themselves are shrouded in mystery. Flowers are the sexual organs of more than 360,000 species of plants alive today, all derived from a single common ancestor in the distant past. This ancestral plant, alive sometime between 250m and 140m years ago, produced the first flowers at a time when the planet was warmer, and richer in oxygen and greenhouse gases than today. A time when dinosaurs roamed primeval landscapes.

StatusPublished
Author(s)Vallejo-Marin, Mario
Publication date online01/08/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25715
PublisherThe Conversation Trust
Publisher URLhttps://theconversation.com/…a-magnolia-81861
Place of publicationLondon
ISSNNo ISSN
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