3.5" Pennsylvanian Plant Plate - Kentucky

This is a beautiful fossil plant plate, from the Breathitt Formation, Leslie County, Kentucky. It contains seed fern leaflets, horsetail, and herbaceaous plants. The six Macroneuropteris (seed fern) leaflets, Calamites (horsetail) stem section and whorl (star pattern of leaves) and Neuropteris (seed fern) combine to nearly cover this remarkable specimen. It comes from the Late Carboniferous, Pennsylvanian aged forests that formed the coal shales of Kentucky and Ohio.

Macroneuropteris and Neuropteris are genera of seed ferns, extinct species of fern that reproduced from seed as opposed to sporophyte reproduction of most modern ferns. Calamites and its form genus Anularia (refers to the leaves or whorl) are a jointed-stemmed plant, closely related to modern horsetails.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Macroneuropteris sp., Neuropteris sp., Calamites sp.
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
3.5 x 2.5" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#112946
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