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Re: 52 million year old Sabal fossil
Posted by George in Bandon Oregon on 1/31/2018, 10:21 am, in reply to "Re: 52 million year old Sabal fossil"
Edited by George in Bandon Oregon on 1/31/2018, 11:04 am
well, my understanding is that there are a number of "living fossils" whose extant genera with current species are very similar (though generally not identical)to fossils from the Eocene (50 m.y.a) or earlier: sequoia, metasequoia, taxodium, sequoiadendron, gingko, wollemia, araucaria, platanus (sycamore), juglans/carya, celtis (hackberry), ailanthus (tree of heaven!!!), typha (cat-tail), nothofagus, magnolia, and apparently sabal as well among other "temperate" plants.
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DRY cool summers and WET cool winters
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