Oldest completely preserved lily discovered

Source: ScienceDaily

Botanists have discovered the oldest, completely preserved lily in a research collection: Cratolirion bognerianum was found in calcareous sediments of a former freshwater lake in Crato in northeastern Brazil. With an age of about 115 million years, Cratolirion is one of the oldest known monocotyledonous plants. These include orchids, sweet grasses, lilies and lilies of the valley.

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