3.5" Fossil Plant (Macroneuropteris & Lycopodites) 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 three stalks of Lycopodites (herbaceous plant) 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 is a genus of seed fern, extinct species of ferns 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. Lycopodites is a herbaceous plant, meaning it does not have a woody stem and its stalks are green and fairly soft.

Comes with an acrylic display stand.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Macroneuropteris sp., Lycopodites sp., Calamites sp.
LOCATION
Leslie County, Kentucky
FORMATION
Breathitt Formation
SIZE
3.5 x 2.5" rock
CATEGORY
ITEM
#112941
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