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- adj. Of or pertaining to paleobotany
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to paleobotany. Also paleophytic.
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Although paleobotanical studies suggest that the island was originally covered by palm and broadleaf forest, the island is now completely grass-covered, except for a few isolated stands of ornamental trees and shrubs.
However, recent paleobotanical studies of fossil pollen and volcanic tree molds indicate that, prior to the arrival of the first Polynesian settlers, the island hosted an extensive array of trees, shrubs, ferns, and grasses.
It is currently the focus of numerous paleobotanical studies that are rapidly changing the understanding of its native flora.
Evolutionary significance of Cercidiphyllum has long been anticipated despite the unpersuasive morphological interpretation and irrelevant paleobotanical evidence.
The international team jointly led by Spanish researchers has reconstructed the landscape near Gorham's Cave in Gibraltar, by means of paleobotanical data (plant fossil records) located in the geological deposits between 1997 and 2004.
Isabel MontaÃ±ez of UC Davis and Neil Tabor of SMU will all be collaborating to work out the paleobotanical, sedimentologic, CO2, and climate history of this large scale climate transition.
Stratigraphic and paleobotanical evidence for prehistoric human-induced environmental disturbance on Mo’orea, French Polynesia.