Pollen Fossils Reveal Flowering Plants to Have Emerged 100 Million Years Earlier

Pollen Fossils Reveal Flowering Plants to Have Emerged 100 Million Years Earlier

A new study suggests flowering plants to have emerged 100 million years before previous estimates. The findings were published in the Oct. 1 issue of the journal Frontiers in Plant Science. Flowering plants (angiosperms) are believed to have evolved from long extinct, gymnosperm vegetation, related to cycads, conifers, Ginkgos and Gnetales. Gymnosperms are seed-producing plant […]