4.2" Polished, Black Petrified Palm Root Slab - Indonesia

This is a 4.2" wide, polished slab of black petrified palm root from Indonesia. The vascular nature of root means that traditional tree rings are replaced by pores and channels. It has been polished on both sides to show off this internal structure. This slab doesn't maintain a uniform thickness all the way across.

It comes with an acrylic 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.
Unidentified Palm
Garut, West Java, Indonesia
4.2 x 3.7", up to .44" thick
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