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Alnus parvifolia (Alder)

Metasequoia occidentalis (Dawn Redwood) and Alnus parvifolia

Gingko biloba

Gingko biloba

Gingko dissecta and Metasequoia occidentalis (Dawn Redwood) Association

Comment: Truly superb specimen, and considered a living fossil. The Ginkgophyta probably originated about the same time as the Cycads during the late Paleozoic, with fossils found in North America until the Miocene. The fan-shaped leaves of most members are quite distinctive. This one is atypical, with deeply dissected leaves with 4 lobes that are further divided, making the derivation of the specific name obvious. Gingko biloba is the only extant member. The flora was dominated by conifers farther away from the lake, and elm, birch, beech, and alder near to the lakeshore.

This plaque displays a fine example of a tree from the lacustrine deposits of the McAbee Flora of the Eocene of British Columbia, Canada with fine preservational details. The region was dominated by a shallow lake. Plant matter which fell into the water was covered with a fine layer of silt which built up over the years as a result of deposition of diatoms which bloomed in the lake each spring and died in the summer. This is a fine example of the preservation for which this biota is known.

Glossopteris Permian Plant Fossil

Glossopteris sp.
Geological Time: Permian
Size: Matrix 190mm X 365mm
Fossil Site: Dunedoo Formation, Dunedoo, NSW Australia
Fossil: LFS149
Price: Sold