Dominican Botanical Specimens
Part of a leaf with 3 leaflets. Very unique, seldom see and I cannot
ID the tree or shrub that these leaves came from. Also has a midge
in it and finally a very small bristletail. Finally there is what looks like a fibrous tissue from a plant. Impressive piece. You won't see this very often - good price.
Nice sized, clear with a stem and part of a flower bud. This is a fun piece to look at, since you can see new bits and pieces every time you look at it.
If you want a piece just to set on your desk - this is it. It is a good sized chunk of amber, about 2.5 x 1 x .3 inches. There are anthers, petioles, stamens, leafs, fungus gnat, just a wide variety of botanicals. Fun to look at, always something new will pop up.
Impressively large piece of amber, (39.8 grams) that has a large leaf that appears torn. There is also a stem with a flower bud that is 'under' the leaf. This is a piece that does not require magnification to see.
Upper half of a leaf, a fragment of a leaf along with what looks like a planthopper, a small beetle, Coleoptera, and a dark winged fungus gnat, Diptera, Sciaridae.
Good piece with what looks like a casing from a flower or something similar. Also contains an ant, the head of an ant and a gall midge,
Great piece with a large branching Bryophyte. There is something about Bryophytes that is just cool.
Leaf fragment that shows very well. The amber is very clear and leaf fragment is sharp. The is a beautiful fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae. Also a good sized mite (mites are small to begin with...). Finally, there is a fly with some strange protrusions on the abdomen - maybe fungus - but interesting.
A beautiful piece of amber with some unusual floral parts. There is a flower with spiky projections (stamens?) and various other floral fragments. Fun to look at and just a good piece - great price on this piece.
Largish piece of amber with part of a leaf. Very nice and easy to see, the leaf is particularly good.
This has a great leaf in it. Almost a pyramid shape (rather a freeform pyramid), the leaf in this specimen is very nice. There is a fungus gnat, Diptera, Mycetophilidae off to the side. Impressive leaf.
Nice sized piece with a large number of leaflets scattered throughout the piece. A few gall gnats can also be seen. What looks like roots (they are probably not) are underneath an irregular portion of the amber. There is even a platypodid beetle in this jungle.
An interesting piece. There are many, many air bubbles with 20 million year old samples of air - some even have bubbles inside. There is a nice fragment of a Bryophyte. There is a winged termite. Finally there are three unknowns near an edge. One of the unknowns looks like an ant, but seemingly has 8 legs. I do not think it is a spider, but am not sure. There is a curled ant. Maybe a bee and a number of smaller ants and a beetle.
Lots of stamens and anthers scattered here. There is also a petiole, a possible sepal, the shed of a spider (cool), a fly and even an isopod. This is like the one above, always something new when you look at it. There is even a possible Hemipteran - although I cannot see it well enough for any type of ID. Also included for your viewing pleasure is a spider with very long legs. The piece is loaded with stuff - dark colored amber.
This is the perfect piece. There is a very large part of a stem in this amber. The amber is clear and even has what looks like part of a aerial root, neat looking, this is the piece to have.
Part of a set of leaflets rolled together near one side of the amber. There is also a fly near the plant.
Here is a good sized piece of Dominican amber that contains leaf parts that were strewn on the forest floor. This is a good piece.
Here is a special one. This has what looks like a petiole and even has part of the flower. Very special since we have not seen this flower before.
An unusual piece with a large amount of debris from the forest floor. This has a strange configuration of what looks like roots that still maintain their 3-D orientation in the amber. Really cool piece.
The scanned image and the pictures do not do this one justice. The leaf is an inch long (can't see it in the scan because of reflection). There is also a petiole near an edge, an ant, Hymenoptera, Formicidae and a gnat.
Large chunk of amber - this has nice stems and leaves. Fun to look at, you will not get bored with this one.
Cool piece - this has a stamen - actually a rather large and easily seen one. When you observe close up the head, you can see a large bubble and a spider....all in one piece. There are some very small bubbles within bubbles.
Very nice piece of amber showing stems, and leaf parts. Really cool - nice size, good looks - great price.
Large piece of Dominican amber with a nice, but smallish portion of a leaf. This is a good piece at a great price.
The beauty of this piece is the simplicity, clearness and beauty of a bud or flower. Nice for a pendant, just a great piece. It does also have a wasp and a small beetle - both are small.
An impressive leaf that looks like it has been shattered, 3 winged ants, Hymenoptera, Formicidae another part of a hairy leaf and even a large beetle (at least I think it is.) The beetle is tough to see.