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Juglandaceae

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

Senckenberg Nature Museum Frankfurt

About half of the specimens recovered at Messel are plants. The examination of their exterior appearance allows conclusions as to the climatic and environmental conditions at the time when these plants grew. For example, the size and shape of the leaves can reveal information about the mean annual temperature or the amount of precipitation. And even the percentage of carbon dioxide in the air can be determined by studying the stomata on the underside of the leaves under a microscope.

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  • Title: Juglandaceae
  • Rights: Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung

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