Populus wilmattae Fossil Leaf from Green River Formation

Populus wilmattae (poplar)

Order Malpighiales, Family Salicaceae

Geological Time : Eocene

Size (25.4 mm = 1 inch): Fossil leaf is 60 mm long with stem on small matrix

Fossil Site: Parachute Creek Member, Green River Formation, Unita County, Colorado

Code: ZPL103

Price: Sold

Populus wilmattaeDescription: While the Green River Formation is a Lagerstätte most known for its exquisite fish fossils, the fossil flora and fauna are truly diverse, including plants, invertebrates and vertebrates (including reptiles, mammals) with even Eocene stromatolites represented. This popular leaf exhibits nice venation. Note the tiny 11 mm leaf to the left of the big one.


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