amber inclusion archive

Flower in amber

Flowers supposedly evolved during the cretaceous period.

flower in amber


Like many pieces of amber the one above has multiple inclusions, not only is there a flower but a hexapod and a myriapod.
Some scientific papers on flowers in amber

Poinar, G.O.Jr., Buckley, R. & Chen, H. 2016. A primitive mid-Cretaceous angiosperm flower, Antiquifloris latifibris gen. & sp. nov., in Myanmar amber. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 10(1), 155-162.

Poinar, G.O.Jr. & Chambers, K.L. 2005. Palaeoanthella huangii gen. and sp. nov., an Early Cretaceous flower (Angiospermae) in Burmese amber. Sida, 21(4), 2087-2092.

Poinar, G.O.Jr., Chambers, K.L. & Buckley, R. 2007. Eoëpigynia burmensis gen. and sp. nov., an Early Cretaceous eudicot flower (Angiospermae) in Burmese amber. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1(1), 91-96.

Poinar, G.O.Jr., Chambers, K.L. & Buckley, R. 2008. An early Cretaceous angiosperm fossil of possible significance in rosid floral diversification. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 2(2), 1183-1192.

Poinar, G.O.Jr., Chambers, K.L. & Wunderlich, J. 2013. Micropetasos, a new genus of angiosperms from mid-Cretaceous Burmese amber. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 7 (2), 745-750.

Our taxa list is based on the amazing work of Dr Andrew J. Ross who has prepared a newer updated list and kindly offers it for free download
Amber lovers and Paleos can dig up the latest updated version here:
http://www.nms.ac.uk/media/1154465/burmese-amber-taxa-v2017_2.pdf