8.4" Fossil Flora (Sphenopteris & Lepidodendron) Plate - Kentucky

This is a beautiful fossil flora plate that contains Sphenopteris, Alethopteris and Lepidodendron fossils. This plate was collected from the Breathitt Formation of Leslie County, Kentucky. It comes from the Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian aged forests that formed the coal shales of Kentucky and Ohio.

Lepidodendron is a genus of extinct, primitive, vascular, tree-like plants most closely related to gill worts and and club mosses, that grew up to 98.4ft (30 m) and had trunks 3.2ft (1 m) in diameter. It is from the Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian aged forests that formed the coal shales of Eastern Kentucky and Ohio.

Neuropteris is an extinct genus of fern that reproduced from seed as opposed to sporophyte reproduction of most modern ferns. As with most seed ferns, Neurodontopteridaceae grew in tree form.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Sphenopteris sp., Alethopteris sp. & Lepidodendron sp.
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
8.4 x 4.2" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#160249
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