Rainer Butzmann

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Structural elucidation and analysis of fructifications of plants is fundamental for understanding their evolution. In case of Ginkgo biloba, attention was drawn by Fujii in 1896 to aberrant fructifications of Ginkgo biloba whose seeds are attached to leaves, called O-ha-tsuki in Japan. This well-known phenomenon was now interpreted by Fujii as being(More)
There are few fossil remains that are assigned or compared toCitrus. A new and characteristic leaf from the Pliocene of Italy is described asCitrus meletensis and its systematic position within theRutaceae is discussed. Together with other sparse remains that are reviewed here it confirms the existence ofCitrus in the European Tertiary.
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