Lepidodendron branches

Fine leaf foliage (Lepidophyloides) and cones (Lepidostrobus) are associated with the terminal branching of this Lepidodendron "tree"specimen. The branches themselves are covered with fine leaf cushions (diamond pattern) where grasslike leaves attached. Use the link below to see all these features in greater detail.

Rock Type: Gray siltstone
Formation: Kanawha
Interval: Peerless Seam- Cedar Grove seam
Age: Middle Pennsylvanian Period, approx. 312 million years.


Location: Nicholas County, West Virginia; G&W surface mine, located 1/2 mile north of Route 39, about 1 mile west of Route 19 within the city limits of Summersville, West Virginia.

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