Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fossil of the earliest known flowering plant species

Archefacteous Liaoningensis is known as the earliest flowering plant species known to mankind. The postcard displays the fossil of the plant which was known to exist, 135 million years ago. This fossil along with another fossil of Archefacteous Sinensis was discovered in China and together were formed to be in the family - Archaefructaceae.

The postcard is a pre-stamped and numbered, issued by China.

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