Credit to the authors of Lauraceous Flowers from the Eocene of Vancouver Island: Tinaflora beardiae gen. et sp nov (Lauraceae): Brian Atkinson, Ruth A. Stockey, Gar W. Rothwell, Randal A. Mindell, and Matlock J. Bolton. Published in the International Journal of Plant Sciences.
[Silent video of a 3D computer image against a black background. The outer structures of the flower are rendered in grey, while the inner structures are rendered in blue, green, orange, and pink to better highlight the different structures.]
The original specimen of Tinaflora beardiae was sliced up and studied using the acetate peel method. The many slices were used to reconstruct a 3-D image of the flower’s different structures, as shown in this video above. Different structures are highlighted in different colours.