A structurally preserved magnolialean fructification from the mid-Cretaceous of Japan

Fossil evidence throwing light on the origin and diversification of angiosperms (flowering plants) has been increasing rapidly over the past 10 years. Most palaeobotanists accept that angiosperms first diversified in the Barremian stage of the Cretaceous, but this is based mainly on stratophenetic morphological studies of palynomorphs and vegetative organs1… (More)