1 November 2008


An article by James O'Donahuge on the origin of angiosperms (flowering plants) reminds that human origin and continued existence depends on them:
Our distant primate ancestors thrived in the ancient flowering forests, while early humans got their big break on the grassy savannahs of East Africa. More recently, human populations have exploded thanks to the cultivation of cereals, vegetables and fruit. Every step of the way, our own successes have depended on angiosperms.
In the sacred cycad forest, it is the job of the Rain Queen to protect much older plants.

Encephalartos transvenosus

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