Friday, August 24, 2012
Living fossils at the MBG!
Did you ever notice
the 2 trees growing in the terrace next to Hardin Hall? They are Dawn
Redwood, Metasequoia glyptotroboides. This plant is a living fossil of sorts.
It was first described from fossil material in 1941 and later living plants were
discovered growing in Szechwan, China 1948. It was found to be easy to propagate
from both cuttings and seed. It is now available in the nursery trade
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