Scientists find new 110-million-year-old plant gum

February 25, 2020 - General

A remarkable new treasure has been found by scientists from the University of Portsmouth – the first fossil plant gum on record. The beautiful, amber-like material has been discovered in 110 million year old fossilised leaves.

The fossilized leaves belonging to the Welwitschiophyllum plant
[Credit: University of Portsmouth]University of Portsmouth PhD student Emily Roberts, made the discovery while examining fossilised leaves of the…

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