8.8" Very Colorful Petrified Palmwood (Palmoxylon) Slab - Texas

This is a stunning slab of petrified palmwood (Palmoxylon) from the Eocene aged Yagua Formation of Texas. The large, slab is 8.8" wide and one side is polished to a glossy finish It comes out of an old collection of petrified wood that we recently purchased that has some rather unusual pieces. The coloration on this piece is exceptional, you typically don't see wood this vibrantly colored out of Texas.

Comes with a 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
Palmoxylon sp.
AGE
LOCATION
Madison County, Texas
FORMATION
Yagua Formation
SIZE
8.8x4.4", .35" thick
ITEM
#143842
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