- It's a unique species never before recorded by science
- The specimens in amber are the oldest known examples in a family of plants that led to many foods
- But it is also related to plants that produce poisons like strychnine and curare
(CNN)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.