Two Fossil Leaves - Green River Formation, Utah

 
This is two fossil leaves from the Green River Formation, Utah. The largest is a 3.1" poplar (Populus) leaf and the smaller is a 1.6" Odostemon leaf section. Odostemon is a genus of plants in the Barberry family. There are other unidentified plant fossils in this specimen.

While the Green River Formation is best know for its fish fossils, other areas produce incredible plant fossils.

Comes with an acrylic stand.

A note on Green River leaf identifications. There are over 60 described leaf bearing plants from this formation, many of which have very similar leaves. We've done our best to provide identifications based on the resources available to us, but are not paleobotany experts, so we can not guarantee that all will be 100% correct.
FOR SALE
$95
DETAILS
SPECIES
Populus wilmattae, Odostemon eocenia
LOCATION
Uintah County, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
3.1" wide populus, 1.3" odostemon, 10.5 x 7.8" shale
ITEM
#118015
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