4.6" Pennsylvanian Fossil Flora Plate - Kentucky

This is a beautiful fossil flora plate from the Breathitt Formation of Leslie County, Kentucky. It contains seed fern leaflets, horsetail, and herbaceaous plants. The plate contains several Macroneuropteris (seed fern) leaflets, Calamites (horsetail) whorls (Annularia) and Lycopodites fossils, all clustered together resulting in this remarkable specimen. It comes from the Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian aged forests that formed the coal shales of Kentucky and Ohio.

Macroneuropteris is a genera of extinct seed fern that reproduced from seed as opposed to sporophyte reproduction of most modern ferns. Lycopodites was an herbaceous plant, meaning it did not have a woody stem and its stalks were green and fairly soft. 201Calamites and its form genus Anularia (refers to the leaves or whorl) are a jointed-stemmed plant, closely related to modern horsetails.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Macroneuropteris sp., Lycopodites sp. & Annularia sp.
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
4.6 x 4.2" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#136790
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