new australian conifer living fossil?

Karl Murphy KarlMur at ix.netcom.com
Tue Dec 20 00:47:32 EST 1994


In <jsp.1.787488965 at nlh.no> jsp at nlh.no (Jan Wesenberg) writes: 

>
>Some days ago there was a brief message on Norwegian radio about a new 
plant 
>discovered in Australia this year, the known population counting some 
20-30 
>plants. The discovery was described as sensational, the plant (species? 
>genus? higher rank?) was previously thought extinct some 170 mill. 
years 
>ago, it was said. 
>
>Can anybody tell what kind of plant this is? It was referred to as a 
pine 
>species, but this could mean any conifer, I think.
>
>Hoping for a live Lebachia or Cordaites,
>
>Jan Wesenberg
>Agricultural University of Norway
>Dept. of Biology and Nature Conservation
>jan.wesenberg at ibnf.nlh.no
>



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