Re: etc

Barry Meyers-Rice (
Tue, 31 May 94 09:13:26 MST

>>Jan, it is surprising to me that the fossil record is so poor for CP. I'm

>It is not as surprising to me, indeed. Remember most cp are (sometimes
>ery) delicate herbs (only very rarely woody!) which are decomposed very

Right. The only CP with sturdy portions are the Sarraceniaceae, Nepenthes,
and VFTs. I suppose that even if you successfully fossilized a sundew, unless
you had a fossil so supremely wonderful that the gland-bearing tentacles were
still visible, it wouldn't look like much other than a leaf.