Carnivorous plant found in amber

plant in amber

In an amber mine near the Russian city of Kaliningrad, scientists from the German University of Göttingen have discovered the world’s oldest example of a carnivorous plant set in amber. The specimen is 35-45 million years old and consists of two leaves with long hairs, which were probably sticky and functioned as efficient flypaper to catch its live pray. This is the first ever amber sample of a carnivorous plant. So far, scientists have only found seeds and pollen from it. Source: Facebook

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