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Apr 28, 2014 1:21 AM

Plant Fossil - Amroth 2 of 3

Hi, yet another suspected plant fossil - anybody have suggestion as to what it might be? Seems 'Reed' like, thin, flat, long, narrow leaves.

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    Apr 28, 2014 8:36 PM (in response to Vince P)
    Re: Plant Fossil - Amroth 2 of 3

    Vince,

     

    It is in the class Equisetopsida (Sphenopsida), and probably in the order Equisetales.

    Within that, one of the genera in the Calamitaceae is most likely; probably Calamites.

    One should also consider Equisetites - see here - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equisetaceae.

    Many specimens of this group of fossil plants, like yours, simply do not contain enough material/information to allow an accurate ID.

     

    Mike

     

    Message was edited by: MikeHardman, 28apr14: removed reference to Annularia (not relevant to this specimen)

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    Apr 28, 2014 5:03 PM (in response to Vince P)
    Re: Plant Fossil - Amroth 2 of 3

    Hi.  As mike suggested, it's in the class  Equisetopsida.  I think it's Calamites, though as mike said, Annularia is a possibility.

     

     

    I have attached an image of a similar Calamites fossil which I found.

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