A novel reproductive strategy in an Early Devonian Plant
New ~408 million year old plant fossils provide a snapshot of an important time of transition in the evolution of plant reproductive strategies
This fossil material was originally collected by Fran Hueber decades ago, and had sat in a drawer at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ever since. We were lucky to learn that it existed, and luckier still at just how interesting the material turned out to be once we got to examine it! See below to read the paper.
More information:Current Biology(2020).DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.03.040
Journal information: Current Biology