Oligocene Epoch - 30 million years ago - western Louisiana, USA
This is a beautiful polished and cut section of a fossil palm tree (Palmoxylon sp.) of the Arecaceae family. Very impressively sized specimen - one foot / 30.5 cm in diameter!
It dates back to the Oligocene Epoch - 30 million years ago and is a great example of silicified wood. Note the rod-like sclerenchyma (the fibres that give structural strength to the trunk. It comes from an old collection and was originally found in western Louisiana, USA.
Specimen collected approximately 30 years ago.
Dimensions: 12 inches in diameter, 2.9 inches in height - weighs 14 kilograms
Condition: Excellent, with no restoration or repair
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