new australian conifer living fossil?

Karl Murphy KarlMur at
Tue Dec 20 00:47:32 EST 1994

In <jsp.1.787488965 at> jsp at (Jan Wesenberg) writes: 

>Some days ago there was a brief message on Norwegian radio about a new 
>discovered in Australia this year, the known population counting some 
>plants. The discovery was described as sensational, the plant (species? 
>genus? higher rank?) was previously thought extinct some 170 mill. 
>ago, it was said. 
>Can anybody tell what kind of plant this is? It was referred to as a 
>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

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