The palaeontologists recently discovered two fossil flowers in Myanmar. The flowers lived by the end of Cretaceous period. They’re some 100 million times old. The two flowers were Phylica piloburmensis and Eophylica priscastellata.
What does the discovery say?
The discovery of the two new fossil flowers implies that these flowers have sustained different evolutionary ages of the earth. Their counter region are still living in South Africa. They’re still in unmodified state. There are no significant changes between their new age counter region. This means the flowers are sustaining the constantly changing ecosystem.
What’s so special about the discovery?
Generally flowers turn into fruit or seed and evaporate. And also, as compared to flowers, leaves are more flexible. The leaves actually hold higher capability and stamina for preservation. This makes the discovery of flowers in fossil records veritably rare. Therefore, the new fossil flowers lately plant in Myanmar are largely precious because they’re rare.
What astonished the scientists?
The flowering plants reproduce quickly. They’ve more detailed breeding mechanism. This promotes their evolution. Meaning they tend to change as days pass in. But there were no similar changes in the new reactionary flowers. By changes the scientists mean that, probably their leaves come greener, reduced in size to adapt to boosting temperature, flowers becoming larger or other changes. They’ve been the same for 100 million years! Indeed humans have changed and evolved in this duration. Hominids, the ancestors of humans lived 2 million years ago. There are evidential changes in humans as compared to hominids.
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