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Metasequoia glyptostroboides

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    Dawn Redwood: The Long Return

    By Sheereen Othman | February 21, 2017

    Metasequoia glyptostroboides Β  The Dawn Redwood is a living testimony to the surprises still found in nature. The tree was believed to be extinct and only known as a fossil, until it was discovered in China in the 1940s. In 1928, Japanese scientists who specialized in plant fossils began studying cone and leaf fossils that looked a lot like the sequoia trees in California. But by 1941, they were convinced these trees were different than the ones in California, even…

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