Jurassic Plants..

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Stelliform, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. Stelliform macrumors 68000


    Oct 21, 2002

    Scientists have discovered a grove of previously thought to be extinct trees. In the last 11 years they have learned to grow them, and expect to have commercial sale of the ancient plants soon..

    Interesting stuff...

    BBC Link
  2. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

    baby duck monge

    Feb 16, 2003
    Memphis, TN
    very cool from a scientific perspective. also cool that they could grow under such a variety of conditions. good for people lacking a green thumb.
  3. ejb190 macrumors 65816


    11 years from discovery to marketing of a new plant species. That's the amazing part. The average is closer to 25.

    If they are using tissue culture to propagate, that could explain it. You can get thousands of plants off of a single leaf if you do it right.

    Amazing. Somehow I have missed this one. I'm going to have to search the hort journals and see what they have been saying about this plant.
  4. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Dec 21, 2002
    Yahooville S.C.
    great way to repopulate the species, i wonder how many more plants & animals remain to be discovered. just fantastic.
  5. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Nov 1, 2001
    Thought to have been extinct for 2 million years! That's nuts! Great find - and I'd love to get one to plant here in the states. Very cool! :D

  6. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    Selling at only $100,120,318,972,132 (or enter your own massive amount of $$)

    I mean how much can an extinct plant go for?


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