Kōrero: Conifers

Fossil cone (2 o 2)

Fossil cone

This fossil cone belongs to the extinct conifer Wairarapia mildenhallii and was found near Tīnui, Wairarapa, in rocks 92–108 million years old. The conifer is of the Araucariaceae family, and is thought to be related to Wollemia, the ancient conifer discovered in Australia in 1994.

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Photograph by Kate Whitley

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - What are conifers?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13564/fossil-cone (accessed 22 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007