Mr Hughes argues that approaches (previous to 1976) to the evolutionary origin and early history of or flowering plants have been inadequate and misleading. He suggests that the date is in the Cretaceous period and there is a good chance of ancestors being found if other fossil plants of that period are studied.The evolutionary origin and early history of the angiospcrms (or flowering plants), which are the dominant land plants today, ... an unsolved problem since the time of Darwin. lt has been referred to since those early days as an a#39;abominable mysterya#39;, ... Mr Hughes argues that previous approaches, mostly through botanical theory, have been inadequate and misleading. ... chance of ancestors being found if the correct approach is adopted to the study of other fossil plants of that period.
|Title||:||Palaeobiology of Angiosperm Origins|
|Author||:||Norman F. Hughes|
|Publisher||:||CUP Archive - 1982-01-07|