6.9" Polished, Petrified Wood (Mansonia?) Round - Myanmar

This is a detailed, 6.9" wide, polished round of petrified hardwood from Myanmar. While tropical hardwoods are notoriously difficult down to a genus or species level our polished thinks it's related to Mansonia. The round has been polished to a mirror-like finish on one side with no dull spots.

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.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Mansonia?
LOCATION
Central Myanmar (Burma)
SIZE
6.9 x 6.6", .4" thick
ITEM
#180217
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