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    HOP TREE FOSSIL FRUIT
    Ptelea sp.
    Miocene
    Sucker Creek, Oregon

    Eastern Oregon was a lush yet dangerous place 15 million years ago. A variety of trees and plants grew in the rich volcanic earth; but they were not immune to destructive local volcanic activity. This specimen is from a plant-bearing ash layer and features the segments of a conifer and a rare fruit from a Hop tree. Hop trees are still alive in North America and produce wafer-thin fruits, such as the one that is delicately preserved on this piece, with well-preserved venations and a seed pod. The hop tree fruit measures ¾ inch across and the entire plate measures 7 x 5 inches.


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2010
    17th Sunday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 3
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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