Image of the Day: Floral Fossil

One of the first fossil specimens of an asterid—the plant group that includes potato, tomato, tobacco, and coffee—preserved in amber for more than 20 million years.

The Scientist Staff
Feb 18, 2016

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, GEORGE POINAR JR

(See G.O. Poinar & L. Struwe, “An asterid flower from neotropical mid-Tertiary amber,” Nature Plants, 2016.)

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