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The earliest conifer

Naturevolume 251pages707708 (1974) | Download Citation

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SMALL leaves and a leafy shoot from the Low Westphalian B (Upper Carboniferous) near Wakefield, Yorkshire, represent the oldest direct evidence for the existence of the order Coniferales (conifers) yet discovered. This material is preserved both as compression fossils and as charcoal.

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  1. Botany Department, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX, UK

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