Largest amber-preserved flower

Scientists of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin and the University of Vienna studied an exceptionally large flower inclusion, almost measuring 3 cm across. This flower and its pollen were enclosed and preserved in resin about 38-34 million years ago. It is about three times as large as most floral inclusions and therefore the largest flower, which was discovered from any amber so far. These new findings help to shed new light into the Baltic amber forest and allow drawing conclusions about the climate of the past, as well as the evolution of forests.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft