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? Sanmigueliaceae

Sanmiguelia is a genus of the fossil plants, possible may be among the earliest of angiosperms. It was determined on the basis its imprints of palm-shaped leaves originated from Triassic geological period (251 to 199.6 million years ago). They were found in rocks from Colorado .

The leaves were ellipsoidal and wrinkled, up to 40 cm long and 25 cm wide, and were at the apex of a tapered or spindle-shaped stem. According to these data, it belonged to a possible family flowering plants Sanmigueliaceae , unknown order, in class Magnoliopsida, division Tracheophyta.

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