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Righteous

These all came from Alabama coal mines 

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Mark Kmiecik

Plants just make me drool. That Lepidodendron is so sweet!

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piranha

Coincidentally, 11 years ago I traded for a bunch of similar specimens from a gentleman in Alabama.  Small world: from your description it sounds like the same person (Bill L.) 

 

Congrats on a very nice assortment of Alabama Carboniferous plants! :fistbump:

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Righteous
35 minutes ago, piranha said:

Coincidentally, 11 years ago I traded for a bunch of similar specimens from a gentleman in Alabama.  Small world: from your description it sounds like the same person (Bill L.) 

 

Congrats on a very nice assortment of Alabama Carboniferous plants! :fistbump:

Wow the same gentleman. A very nice man. 
Are you in Alabama?

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piranha

The other side of that small world ... Oregon :P

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Righteous
1 minute ago, piranha said:

The other side of that small world ... Oregon :P

My son lives in Eugene Oregon 

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Ludwigia

Nice collection! It sure would be good to see some close-ups of them.

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Mark Kmiecik
1 minute ago, Ludwigia said:

Nice collection! It sure would be good to see some close-ups of them.

I second that!

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Wrangellian

Yes more pics, please.

Wow, some of us have trouble getting into the sites. This guy delivers them to you! :raindance:

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Righteous

It will not let me upload any more pictures. 

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Righteous

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Righteous

Almost all of them have ferns on the back of them as well. 

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Mark Kmiecik

A fertile Pecopteris as well. Very cool.

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FossilNerd

The detail on some of those is just stunning! :wub:

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fifbrindacier

They are superb.:wub:

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Tidgy's Dad

Beautiful specimens. 

The detail is fantastic. :wub:

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Righteous

Hard to tell in the pics but most of the plants have actually turned to coal

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goatinformationist

Just :yay-smiley-1::envy::default_faint:Dang!

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deutscheben

Outstanding! I especially like that that big Lepidodendron. Alabama is clearly blessed with a bounty of fossil plants based on what I have seen posted on this site. 

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caldigger

Yes, I have quite a few that I have gotten from Bill as well.  Nice detail pieces he finds. :dinothumb:

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nala

Very nice ferns and Lepidodendron! B)

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minnbuckeye

Thanks for taking the close up pics! They really show how outstanding your ferns are!!!

 

 Mike

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paleoflor
On 1/13/2020 at 6:55 PM, Righteous said:

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These are some nice examples of Lyginopteris-type foliage, complete with characteristic "spiny/thorny" rachides and sphenopterid pinnules. While their appearance may resemble a fern frond, they actually belong to the pteridosperms, specifically the (appropriately named) Lyginopteridales order. Where ferns produce spores, these plants bore ovules and pollen organs, i.e. their reproductive biology was very different (early gymnosperms). Unfortunately, it is not easy to find literature focusing on impression/compression fossils of the foliage, especially online, but, if you're able to obtain it, the following paper is rather useful: Patteisky, K. (1957) Die phylogenetische Entwicklung der Arten von Lyginopteris und ihre Bedeutung für die Stratigraphie. Mitteilungen der Westfälischen Berggewerkschaftskasse Bochum 12, pp. 59–83.

 

Alternatively, the following web pages could be quite helpful:

TFF member @docdutronc has a very nice page on Lyginopteris-type foliage on the French forum: https://forums-naturalistes.forums-actifs.com/t4310-lyginopteris-potonie-1897

TFF member @Rockin' Ric shows a good example from Alabama here in the Galleries: http://www.thefossilforum.com/index.php?/gallery/image/22368-ferns/

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