7.2" Polished Petrified Palmwood (Palmoxylon) Round - Texas

This is an interesting, 7.2" wide round of petrified palm wood (Palmoxylon) which has been polished to a glossy finish on one side. The core of this log has rotted prior to fossilization which is why you don't see the detail near the center of the piece.

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.
Palmoxylon (Palm Wood)
Washington County, Texas
Catahoula Formation
7.2 x 4.7", .3" thick
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