Montsechia

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Montsechia
Montsechia vidalii 01.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom:
(unranked):
Genus:
Montsechia
Species:
M. vidalii
Binomial name
Montsechia vidalii
(Zeiler) Teixeira

Montsechia is an extinct genus of aquatic plants containing the species Montsechia vidalii, discovered in Spain. Montsechia vidalii lived about 130 million years ago, during the Barremian age, and appears to be the earliest known flowering plant.[1][2] It has affinities with the modern genus Ceratophyllum.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fossilised remains of world’s oldest flower discovered in Spain", The Guardian, Aug. 17, 2015.
  2. ^ "Plant from 130 million years ago is among 'first flowers': study". Yahoo news. Yahoo!. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
  3. ^ "IU paleobotanist identifies what could be the mythical 'first flower'". IU Bloomington Newsroom. Indiana University Bloomington. 17 August 2015. Retrieved 20 August 2015.