A scientist whose work is said to have inspired the movie Jurassic Park has found the oldest known examples of a useful family of plants. The specimens are locked up as fossils in amber millions of years old…. "These flowers looked like they had just fallen from a tree," Poinar said. Not being a botanist, he decided to run them by one at Rutgers University — Lena Struwe. "I thought they might be Strychnos, and I sent them to Lena because I knew she was an expert in that genus," he said.
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