13" Petrified Palmwood (Palmoxylon) Slab - Myanmar

This is a gorgeous, 13" wide, polished slab of Burmese petrified palmwood (Palmoxylon). It has been polished to a mirror like finish on one side allowing the vascular bundles to be seen. One interesting aspect of this piece is you can see the vascular bundles going different directions on different parts of the wood. This would be due to this being part of a big root ball of the palm

Comes with a display stand.

Petrified palmwood includes a group of fossil woods that contain rod-like structures within the regular grain of the silicified or agatized wood. Depending upon the angle at which they are cut, these structures show up as spots, tapering rods, or continuous lines. The rod-like structures are sclerenchyma bundles that comprise part of the woody tissues that gave the wood its vertical strength.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Palmoxylon (Palm Wood)
LOCATION
Myanmar (Formerly Burma)
SIZE
13 x 6.2", .5" thick
ITEM
#185082
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