Plant leaf

These are the preserved fronds of conifer trees that grew in the forests at the beginning of the Cretaceous period, 145 million years ago.

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Common name

Plant leaf

Scientific name

Cupressinocladus valdensis

Type

Wood & Plants


Strata

Purbeck Beds, Fossil Forest, Dirt Beds

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

145 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Portland Museum

Accession number

POLPM.1993.277C