5.8" Petrified Wood (Hermanophyton) Slab - Colorado

This is a rare, 5.8" round of petrified wood (Hermanophyton taylorii) from the Morrison Formation of Colorado. This unique specimen has the xylem (water moving) structure arranged in a radial pattern. This patten is beautifully preserved in this example. It has been polished to a glossy finish across one face to highlight the detail.

It comes with an acrylic display stand.

Hermanophyton is a genus of extinct gymnosperm from the late Jurassic. Gymnosperms are plants whose seeds are not enclosed in an ovary or fruit. This includes conifers, cycads and ginkgos. A detailed description of these, rare Hermanophyton from Colorado can be found at http://petrifiedwoodmuseum.org/PDF/Hermanphyton%5B1%5D.pdf
DETAILS
SPECIES
Hermanophyton taylorii
LOCATION
McElmo Creek, Montezuma County, Colorado
FORMATION
Brushy Basin Member, Morrison Formation
SIZE
5.8 x 4.7 x .3"
ITEM
#166403
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