Unusual Flower In Dominican Amber

Name: Fossil Amber Plantae

Geological Time: Oligocene - Miocene

Size (25.4mm=1 inch): Amber: 15 mm long, 13 mm across, 1.0 grams

Location: Region near Santiago, Dominican Republic

Flower In Dominican Amber Description: This is a fine 5 mm flower readily seen within this specimen of Dominican amber. Flowers are uncommon inclusions. When they are found, they are typically those of the Hymenaea tree that was the source of the sap flows that eventually became the amber itself. This is one such example, in a fine state of preservation.

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