MadSci Network: Botany

Re: What is Gondwana flora?

Date: Tue Dec 31 12:51:13 2002
Posted By: David Hershey, Faculty, Botany, NA
Area of science: Botany
ID: 1041350595.Bt

Gondwana or Gondwanaland was the supercontinent that eventually broke apart to 
form the modern continents of Australian, Antarctica, Africa and South America 
plus Madagascar, India and New Zealand. The northern supercontinent, Laurasia, 
broke apart to form North America, Europe and most of Asia. Gondawanan flora 
were plants that evolved in Gondawana. Some of them are extinct but many have 
living descendents. Examples of Gondwanan Flora are Proteaceae, Nothofagus and 


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The Supercontinent of Gondwana


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