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Title: Revealed: the first ever flower, 140m years ago, looked like a magnolia
Authors: Vallejo-Marin, Mario
Issue Date: 1-Aug-2017
Publisher: The Conversation Trust
Citation: Vallejo-Marin M (2017) Revealed: the first ever flower, 140m years ago, looked like a magnolia, The Conversation, 1.8.2017.
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.
Type: Newspaper/Magazine Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/25715
URL: https://theconversation.com/revealed-the-first-ever-flower-140m-years-ago-looked-like-a-magnolia-81861
Rights: The Conversation uses a Creative Commons Attribution NoDerivatives licence. You can republish their articles for free, online or in print. Licence information is available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Affiliation: Biological and Environmental Sciences

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