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    Description

    Fossil Palm Flower
    Undetermined species
    Eocene
    Green River Formation
    Wyoming, USA

    This Palm Flower, also from the vaunted Green River Formation, boasts an impressive shape and can be considered an "inflorescence" exhibiting outstanding form and detail. This beautiful botanical remnant is slight curved giving the fossil flower an artistic appeal. The fibrous leafy sections coming off the primary stem are sublime and feature a pleasant brown color. The golden, mottled matrix effectively frames the ancient aquatic plant, and a single fossil fish is visible near the base of the rock, providing context to the prehistoric diorama. Such fossils can be inlaid, which does not really affect the decorative or collectible aspect of the specimen. The detail revealed through expert preparation makes this a natural work of art.
    Overall Measurements: 44.00 x 26.00 x 2.50 inches (111.76 x 66.04 x 6.35 cm)

    [Scale: 1 inch, with mark at 1 cm]


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2018
    15th Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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