Earliest Evidence of Flowering Plants

4/16/98


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Earliest Evidence of Flowering Plants

Impression

Compression

Information from Compression/ Impression Fossils

Mold and cast

Information obtained from mold and cast

Permineralization

Information obtained from permineralized samples

Peels

Peels

Replacement

Unaltered plant remains

The earliest fossils of angiosperms

Pollen Terminology

The Earliest Pollen

Clavatipollenites

Crinopolles

Progression of early pollen types

Clavatipollenites

Macrofossils

Macrofossils that have been eliminated

Bevhalstia

Aptian Herbaceous Plant

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Flower associated with Clavatipollenites

Chloranthaceae

Fruit associated with Clavatipollenites-type pollen

Chloranthaceae

Asteropollis associated flowers

Nymphaeales

Piperales

Conclusion - The First Angiosperms

Author: David D. Cass