Petrified Palm Tree - Cut and Polished - 12 inch diameter

$795.00 USD $595.00 USD

This is a beautiful polished and cut section of a fossil palm tree (Palmoxylon sp.) of the Aracacaea family.

Very impressively sized specimen - one foot 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.

Dimensions: 12 inches in diameter, 2.9 inches in height - weighs 14 kilograms
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