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Ginkgo leaves from Paleogene sediments in Tasmania


Hill, RS and Carpenter, RJ, Ginkgo leaves from Paleogene sediments in Tasmania, Australian Journal of Botany, 47, (5) pp. 717-724. ISSN 0067-1924 (1999) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 1999 CSIRO

DOI: doi:10.1071/BT98018


A single nearly complete leaf and several fragments in Paleogene sediments from southern Tasmania confirm the Cenozoic presence of Ginkgo L. in Australia. The specimens, assigned to G. australis McCoy, add to our knowledge of probable deciduous forms in the southern Australian Paleogene, when winter darkness at the prevailing high latitudes made this strategy competitive.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Plant and fungus systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
UTAS Author:Hill, RS (Professor Bob Hill)
UTAS Author:Carpenter, RJ (Dr Raymond Carpenter)
ID Code:17508
Year Published:1999
Web of Science® Times Cited:27
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2014-11-03

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