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First Orchid Fossil Puts Showy Blooms at Some 80 Million Years Old


August 29, 2007

bee in amber Biologists at Harvard University have identified the ancient fossilized remains of a pollen-bearing bee as the first hint of orchids in the fossil record, a find they say suggests orchids are old enough to have co-existed with dinosaurs. Full Story

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