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At 09:04 PM 7/1/97 -0700, Kay Lancaster wrote:
>On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Stanley Friesen wrote:
>
>> I would be *very* cautious about identifying grasses per se just 
>>from leaves.  ...
>If you've got cellular detail, even just stomatal detail, you can 
>do a pretty reliable job of distinguishing the named families, even
>down to tribal level.
>
Yes, I can see that.

It doesn't sound as if Chuck did in microscopy on his fossil leaves,
however.  (And that is assuming they show cellular detail, which is rare in
fossil leaves, as they are often impressions in fine sandstone).

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