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This is another view of the same Trigonocarpus, this view showing the open end of the seed.  Seeds of seed ferns - this was probably from Medullosa - had open ends to allow pollen to enter.  It is thought they were fertilized by pollen when they dropped into the water although a few paleobiologists believe insects may have pollinated them through the opening.  Also why were the seeds encased in a fruit like covering (like avocados)?  To be consumed by creatures that lived in the shallow swamp water? 


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Carboniferous Plant Fossils in My Collection

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Taken with samsung SM-G935V

  • 4.2 mm
  • 1/135
  • f f/1.7
  • ISO 50
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