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Fossilised Flower Is Beautiful, Deadly and New to Science


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, science, fossils, amber, flowers )

Louise
- 1133 days ago - theguardian.com
Encased in amber for up to 30 million years, Strychnos electri is a member of the asterid family which include potatoes, coffee, strychnine and curare



   

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Marcia M (27)
Monday February 15, 2016, 10:48 am
That flower looks so beautiful in the amber. I think it is wonderful that it was so perfectly preserved and to also be a flower that is new to science.
Thanks for posting this Louise.
 

Beryl L (78)
Monday February 15, 2016, 11:08 am
A Flower encased in Amber! wow! must be so amazing up close. I have seen amber with a bug inside and it is so smooth, gleaming and golden. I am really impressed that a flower could be preserved this way. The scientists have really found a lovely treat.
 

Beryl L (78)
Monday February 15, 2016, 11:10 am
Thank you Louise. I love this article. The treasures of nature and of man are truly amazing, but nature beats all.
 

Teresa W (782)
Monday February 15, 2016, 1:31 pm
beautiful
 

Animae C (507)
Monday February 15, 2016, 4:19 pm
Stunning, i also just saw 2 ants fighting in Amber which were dated at 100 million years old!!!

Thanx Louise
 

Cela V (0)
Monday February 15, 2016, 4:54 pm
tyfs
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 16, 2016, 10:10 am
Thanks for rare beauty Louise. Noted with intrigue and awe.
 

Roger G (148)
Tuesday February 16, 2016, 4:26 pm
noted, thanks
 
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