Ancient Species -
Flowering Plants

Flowering plants first appeared about 90 million years ago. They rapidly began to diversify - a process which continues today. Despite the diversity of flowering plants, numbers were small and vegetation continued to be dominated by cycads and ferns until the Paleocene Period (66.4 to 58 million years ago).

Grasses first appeared late in the Cretaceous Period (about 70 million years ago) but they were not significant until the Oligocene Period (36.7 to 23.5 million years ago) when vast grasslands developed.

 

Flower fossils now available (at eBay):

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38.90ct 100% Natural Green Flower Rutile Quartz With Stone Inside Pendant

AU $75.00 (0 Bids)
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Ancient Flower Bud with Insects in Authentic Dominican Amber Gem Cabochon

AU $66.53
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Snout Mite with Flower Sepal and Stem in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil 5.1 g

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Large Liverworts with Twig and Flower Bract in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil

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EXTINCT Hymenaea Flower Petal with Pyrite in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil

AU $147.84
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Dominican Amber, Fossil Botanical Inclusion, Stemmed flower

AU $14.78
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Flower Stamen with RARE Ancient Pollen in Authentic Dominican Amber Fossil Gem

AU $59.14
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