This handout picture received on July 31, 2017 shows a schematic representation of how all living flowers ultimately derive from a single ancestor (pictured in the centre) that lived about 140 million years ago. Photo: AFP

What the mother of all flowers looked like 140 million years ago, according to scientists

While flowering plants have conquered the world, their origins still an open questions

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This handout picture received on July 31, 2017 shows a schematic representation of how all living flowers ultimately derive from a single ancestor (pictured in the centre) that lived about 140 million years ago. Photo: AFP
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