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Ginkgo trees – Plant evolution and biology

By |2018-04-21T11:56:44-07:00May 29th, 2017|Biology|

Gingko trees Ginkgo trees were the first kind of tree. The first ginkgo trees on earth appeared during the Permian period, about 270 million years ago. This was during the time of the early dinosaurs. Because at this time all of the earth's land was grouped together in one continent, Pangaea, ginkgo trees spread [...]

What are cycads? Evolution and Biology

By |2018-04-16T10:33:47-07:00May 29th, 2017|Biology|

Cycad trees. They look like palm trees but they are very different! At the end of the Carboniferous period, about 300 million years ago, the only kinds of plants on Earth were mosses and ferns. Some of the ferns were giant ferns as big as trees are now. Then in the late Carboniferous [...]