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Rare Tropical Flower with All Five Petals Intact
Stock Number  FPFLO46

Name:   Astronium truncatum
Age:  Eocene
Formation:  Green River Formation
Location:  Bonanza, Utah
Size:  Flower is 0.4 inches across

Due to their delicate nature, flowers are very rare in the fossil record. This is a stunning specimen of Astronium truncatum, a tropical flower, from the Eocene of Utah. This fossil flower exhibits wonderful detail - all five of the petals are beautifully displayed, and a small stem is even intact. The fossil has great color and contrast and is well positioned on the natural plate of shale. This is an excellent example of a rare and delicate fossil.