On Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution…

At the 44th annual AASP* meeting in Southampton, Else Marie Friis and Kaj Raunsgaard Pedersen presented their wonderful new book “Early Flowers and Angiosperm Evolution” that they wrote together with Peter Crane.

The book is beautifully illustrated and explores the fossil record of flowering plants and their evolutionary history from their earliest phases in obscurity in the Early Cretaceous to their dominance in modern vegetation. The book provides comprehensive biological and geological background information, and insights into the latest research in the field, highlighting connections with phylogenetic systematics, structure and the biology of extant angiosperms.

I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the evolution of flowering plants!

Else Marie Friis and Kaj Raunsgaard Pedersen with the new book. (Photo: Karen Dybkjær)

Read more about the book on the CPS**-website.

* AASP = formerly American Association of Stratigraphical Palynologists, now The Palynological Society

** CPS = Collegium Palynologicum Scandinavicum

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