Euanthus panii is a genus of angiosperm flowering plant from the Middle–Late Jurassic period of Liaoning, China. Euanthus has sepals, petals, androecium with tetrasporangiate dithecate anthers and gynoecium with enclosed ovules, organised just like in perfect flowers of extant angiosperms. The discovery of Euanthus implies that typical angiosperm flowers have already been in place in the Jurassic period, and provides a new insight unavailable otherwise for the evolution of flowers.


Euanthus drawing

Euanthus model

Euanthus reconstruction