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Staminate cone - Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951

Staminate cone - Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951
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Staminate cone - Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951
Staminate cone - Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951
Staminate cone - Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951
Staminate cone - Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951
Staminate cone - Metasequoia occidentalis Chaney, 1951

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Here is a rare, fossil Staminate cone of the primeval sequoia Metasequoia occidentalis from the Oligocene of Montana. These are the male pollen cones. Also on the plate is a short branch of Metasequoia occidentalis.

The Tree genus Metasequoia was until the discovery of a relict population in 1941 in China only known from fossil specimens. The  dawn redwood is a classical example of a living fossil.
The today living species Metasequoia glyptostroboides all the year green. The short branches with the nedels become red- brown when the fall in autumn.

 
 

Location:

Beaverhead County, Montana 
Size of Matrix:about 67 x 49 mm
Age:Oligocene , Muddy Creek Formation (ca. 34 Mill. Jahre)

Shipping time: 3-4 Days
Product no.: 11028
39,95 EUR
7 % VAT incl.