Cinnamomum Eocene Plant Fossil

Cinnamomum leichardti

Order Laurales, Family Lauraceaee

Geological Time: Eocene

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Cinnamomum: 85 mm long by 35 mm across on a 120 mm by 100 mm matrix

Fossil Site: Elsmore, New South Wales, Australia

Fossil Code: AAF550

Price: Sold

Cinnamomum Eocene Plant FossilDescription: The Lauraceae are a common component of rainforest habitats, but the region from which this specimen comes bears evidence of glaciation dating back to the Permian. There is a broad spectrum of ages preserved in the region, with this specimen coming from the Eocene. Note the presence of a number of additional plant fragmnents on the reverse.

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