164 Million-Year-Old Plant Fossil is the Oldest Example of a Flowering Bud

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  • Researchers have uncovered the earliest example of a flower bud in a 164 million year old plant fossil in China.
  • The fossil contains a stem, a leafy branch, a bulbous fruit and a tiny flower bud.
  • The fossil has been named Florigerminis jurassica, as the emergence of flowing plants happened during the Jurassic period.

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