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Beetles pollinated orchids millions of year ago, fossil evidence shows

However, certain beetles are known to pollinate plants as well, and new fossil evidence indicates that they were doing so 20 million years ago ... in pollinating orchids than originally thought, and t... read more

Ancient Beetles Pollinated Orchids 20 Million Years Ago

Certain beetles are known to pollinate plants. New fossil evidence from Mexican and Dominican fossilized amber indicates that they were doing so 20 million years ago ... orchids than originally though... read more

Beetles pollinate plants millions of year ago: study

(AFP PHOTO / dpa ) WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- Like bees and butterflies, certain beetles pollinate plants ... role in pollinating orchids than originally thought, and that they have been doing so ... read more

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Oldest orchid fossil dating back 45-55 million-years-old discovered!

The new discovery has surpassed the earlier record, set when the last orchid fossil was found dating back 20-30 million-years-old in Dominican amber. The orchid family has some 28,000 ... bees, beetle... read more


Oldest orchid fossil identified in Baltic amber

An orchid fossil, trapped in Baltic amber that dates back some 45 million years to 55 million years ago, has been identified ... including bees, beetles, flies and gnats. The entire pollination unit i... read more

Amazing Orchids: Some May be Tricksters, Some May Stink

Dinosaurs disappeared 65 million years ago. The location and shape of ... to which these plants are very sensitive. Some orchids in fact stink, like dung for example, attracting pollinating beetles, l... read more

45-55 Million Year Old Orchid Pollinaria Attached to Pollinating Insect Found in Piece of Baltic Amber

A new study published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society documents evidence of an orchid fossil ... back 45-55 million years ago (Eocene epoch), beating the previous record for an orchid ... read more

Orchids’ dazzling diversity explained

A treatise on the pollination of orchids ... report this week in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Next, some orchids evolved an aerial lifestyle. By 35 million years ago, many had become epiphy... read more

Researchers identify evidence of oldest orchid fossil on record

A fungus gnat trapped in amber some 45-55 million years ago ... bees, beetles, flies and gnats. The entire pollination unit is known as a pollinarium. In this study, a small female fungus gnat was car... read more

Orchids likely bloomed when dinosaurs lived

Encased in a block of amber, the remains of an extinct, stingless bee (Proplebeia dominicana) with a clump of orchid pollen stuck to its back indicate the flowering plants arose some 76 million to 84 ... read more

Orchids Emerged During the Dinosaur Era

"Our analysis places orchids far toward the older end of the range that had been postulated, suggesting the family was fairly young at the time of the extinction of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ... read more



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