5.6" Fossil Flora Plate (Fagus?, Fagopsis?) - McAbee Fossil Beds, BC

This is a very nice 5.6" wide plant fossil plate from the McAbee fossil beds in British Columbia, Canada. This is a very interesting specimen that contains a leaf that resembles the genus Fagopsis and a couple that appear to be Fagus, as well as several branchlets of Metasequoia.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

The Tranquille Shale of southern British Columbia was formed during the Eocene, about 50 million years ago: as diatoms in the lake bloomed and died in an ancient lake covering the region, fossils were preserved in the lakebed in accumulating fine layers of silt. In 2012 the McAbee Fossil Bed was acquired by the Canadian government and declared a Canadian Heritage Site, so no additional material will be coming to the market from the site.

Disclaimer: We are not paleobotanists, and as such our identification of these leaves may not be 100% accurate. We try our best to provide the most accurate result, but occasionally we fall short.
Fagus sp.? & Fagopsis undulata?
McAbee Fossil Beds, Cache Creek, British Colombia, Canada
Rock: 5.6 x 4.2"
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