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My green Dinosaurs !!

This is a discussion on My green Dinosaurs !! within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Hello ! As some of you might know I like growing prehistoric plants, I thought ...

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    Default My green Dinosaurs !!

    Hello ! As some of you might know I like growing prehistoric plants, I thought I should share it with all of you. I recently bought two plant fossils, one belonging to an Agathis species from the Jurassic period (200-130 million years ago) and one of a Ginkgo adantoides from the late cretaceous period (roughly 65 million years old). Now both these fossil plants have very close extant relatives Wollemia nobilis and Ginkgo biloba. Attached are the pictures of my fossils and the their close living fossil relatives. The Wollemia fossil comes from the Talbragar fossil site in Australia, whereas the Ginkgo fossil comes from the Morton county fossil sites from North Dakota in the US.

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    Pretty neat!

    (My grandson thinks I'm a fossil, as well, but he always reminds me that I'm not as old as my mother. I hope my mother isn't looking at this!)

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    Here is my Wollemia growing happily for me. After this photo I have made several cuttings and planted them, from what I have read Wollemia cuttings strike roots easily, just hoping for the best.
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    They look very interesting thanks for showing them

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    very enjoyable and interesting-----------thank you

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    Very interesting and cool, Amey. Thanks man!

    cheers,
    BD

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    Fascinating!! Great collection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by angela View Post
    Fascinating!! Great collection.
    Angela - love your picture!!

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    wow, very interesting Amey!
    how many millions of years you gotta wait for flowers? lol

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    There is really nice private collection of rare cycads and palms in south Tampa

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