The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Botany picture #2: Equisetum giganteum
Thicket of Equisetum giganteum (Equisetaceae) in the Bolivian lowlands, 2007. While of course the extant species are not the same as the ones that existed during the Mesozoicum, there is supposedly not a lot of difference in appearance between this and the fossil genus Equisetites, meaning that dinosaurs would already have stomped through very similar vegetation.