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Unformatted text preview: found in Cretaceous deposits from 70 120 million years old. Possible Early Flower reconstruction Fossil DNA analysis of our more "primitive" extant flowering plants is clear, and forms the basis of the current classification within the Anthophyta. Probably 99% of the flowering plants today share flower genes with Amborella, a single genus, found in New Caledonia, in the South Pacific. Amborella is considered to be the oldest of the living angiosperms. The fairly common water lilies, and the less well-known star anise are the next oldest extant angiosperms, followed by the Magnolias, which are more abundant with several related orders....
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