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Re: Cretaceous vegetation

> One of the authors (I can't remember who) of the nature paper gave a 
> guest lecture at my old uni during my undergrad years, describing the 
> flora buried by an ashfall. From memory although angiosperms were diverse 
> they were restricted to small herbaceous ground plants with the exception 
> of a species of palm that formed scattered large bushes sticking up above 
> the level of the ground cover. The bulk of the ground cover was formed by 
> ferns. Trees (probably gymnosperm) must have been few and far between.

     If I remeber right, this flora was not Hell Creek-Maastrichtian, but 

LN Jeff