2.8" Pennsylvanian, Fossil Club Moss (Lepidodendron) - Illinois

This is a 2.8" fossil club moss (Lepidodendron), from the Carbondale Formation near Coal City, Illinois. It is a section of branch.

Lepidodendron, also called scale tree, is a genus of extinct, primitive, vascular, tree-like plants most closely related to gill worts and and club mosses, that grew up to 98ft (30m) and had trunks a 3.2ft (1m) in diameter.

DETAILS
SPECIES
Lepidodendron worthenii
LOCATION
Coal City, Illinois
FORMATION
Carbondale Formation
SIZE
2.8" branch, 2.8 x 2.4" nodule
CATEGORY
ITEM
#120963
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