According to palaeobotanist
Dr Mary White, author of The Greening of Gondwana, it is their amazing lineage.
Adrian Parker, of Oxford University, expedition palaeobotanist
and discoverer of the beans, believes that they are most likely to have been grown in Yemen since the climate of Ras al-Khaimah is not at all suitable for coffee cultivation.
Plant microfossils from a Jurassic Shale of Salt Range, West Punjab (Pakistan): Palaeobotanist
, 4: 60-7.
She studied and lectured in Australia, Antarctica, Nigeria and The Seychelles and was a prolific author and illustrator of Natural History books | Professor Dianne Edwards, 72, is a palaeobotanist
and distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University.
Trailblazers will include women such as Marie Stopes (1880-1958), a palaeobotanist
, pioneer and advocate of birth control and Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) who won a Nobel Prize in 1964 for her work in mapping the structure of penicillin and deciphering the structure of insulin.