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Scale trees

Posted by albert_135 Sunset 2 or 3 (My Page) on
Tue, May 1, 12 at 12:56

Wikipedia says ''scale trees'' (Lepidodendron)are extinct. Are there similar plants still extant similar enough that we could view and get some idea, other than fossils and drawings, what they might have looked like.

(Linguistic question for bonus points: is ''still extant'' redundant?)

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RE: Scale trees

I'm not entirely sure if I'm understanding your question correctly, however if you are looking for plants that superficially resemble Lepidodendron, you might check out the cycads (Microcycas calocoma, or maybe Lepidozamia peroffskyana) or doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica).

RE: Scale trees

Indeed, I was looking for ''plants that superficially resemble Lepidodendron''. Thanks, I am familiar with cycads.

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