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Hi all, new to the group. I have had these fossil plants for about 4 years and we at first thought that this first one was a Cordaite, but now I am not so sure. Sorry that there is noting in the pictures to give a size reference, but the entire slab is approx. 8" x 9", with the fossil plant itself being approx. 7 3/4" long and 1/2" wide. The reason I am questioning the cordaite is that being as it is as long as it is, shouldn't there be some joint nodes? The examples I saw at the local museum show joint nodes (as they refer to them) every couple inches, sort of like one would see in bamboo, but my fossil shows nothing like that. The first picture shows the entire slab, and you can see the fossil plant running the length of the slab top to bottom. The second picture shows a close up of the texture of the fossil. The paleobotonist is retired and comes in once a week, and it is hard for me to get into the museum when he is there due to my having to be at work, so any help you can give would be great. I have 2 other fossil plants to identify also, so will post them seperate.