Wollemi Pine, Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens, South Australia.
If you look closely at this, ask yourself: is that a pine needle? or a leaf? or a palm frond?
Of course it is neither: this is a half way plant, a rediscovered living fossil straight from the Jurassic: the stuff dinosaurs used to eat over 70 million years ago.
The last stand of this amazing species, a time capsule from Earth’s distant past, was discovered in an inaccessible valley in New South Wales in 1994.
I stared at it for some time realising this species is over 10,000 times older than God.
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