Kōrero: Conifers

Fossil conifer (1 o 2)

Fossil conifer

Fossil conifers have been found at a number of sites in New Zealand. The oldest are similar but not identical to present-day conifer species. This leafy podocarp twig was collected from mudstone near Greymouth, and is 55–60 million years old. (The scale rule is in centimetres.)

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - What are conifers?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12642/fossil-conifer (accessed 18 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007