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3D RENDERING OF AN ANCIENT CLUBMOSS, Leclercqia scolopendraScientific Illustration beyond the call of duty: Jeff Benca— grad student in the Department of Integrative Biology     and Museum of Paleontology at the University of California, Berkeley. 
When he submitted a paper describing a new (but extinct) species of  lycopod for publication, instead of a line drawing Jeff Benca included a detailed digitally rendered color reconstruction of the plant.  It was chosen as the  cover illustration for the March 2014 issue of the American Journal of Botany.

Called Leclercqia scolopendra, or centipede clubmoss, the plant lived during the “age of fishes,” the Devonian Period.
At that time, lycopods – the group Leclercqia belonged to – were one of few plant lineages with leaves. Leclercqia shoots were about a quarter-inch in diameter and probably formed prickly, scrambling, ground-covering mats.  (Phys.org)

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

Digital reconstruction of the centipede clubmoss, Leclercqia scolopendra sp. nov. (Protolepidodendraceae: Lycopsida) from the Middle Devonian Chilliwack flora of Washington state. 

SCIENTIFIC PAPER: Benca et al.— Applying morphometrics to early land plant systematics: A new Leclercqia (Lycopsida) species from Washington State, USA, pp. 510–520 AJB March 2014.
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