Jump to content
cngodles

Fern Seeds

Recommended Posts

cngodles

I was reading one of my textbooks and specifically a chapter about the Carboniferous. There was a photo of seeds next to ferns and I was surprised about how large they were compared to common fern leaves. Then I remembered when peeling up shale/slate in the local stream, I found a rock with several oval pebbles. I thought maybe these were rocks or concretions.

 

After seeing the photo, are some of these perhaps seeds? They also have a line that seems to split them laterally.

275DACE9-C562-4D7E-91DC-B824124C2037.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

D43327E7-AE9F-4028-A525-EDAA5F38DD25.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

D5707529-C813-4A42-822D-41A98A9BE098.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

These have been sitting out of the water for a month or so now, so they are starting to fracture.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fossildude19

These look like concretions, to me. 

I find similar ones in my area.

 

scaleunknown2.jpg    smfnodules.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ynot

I agree with concretions.

There is to much variance in size for seeds from one plant.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JohnBrewer

I think they’re concretions too. They look similar to what I find at a local Carboniferous area. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark Kmiecik

I'm not too sure on the concretion. They do very closely resemble Triganocarpus. I would sure love to see a detailed photo of the "lateral line". There is a great deal of variation in size of seeds from the Carboniferous.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cngodles

367D16E5-D5E6-4B08-A132-9CF4FBE46D6A.jpeg

17897D26-A990-4880-A2F4-298716F9D935.jpeg

B106854D-75E7-4C6C-9FD7-58E5D9996DAF.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Mark Kmiecik

Thank you for the additional photos. However they do confirm the concretion ID. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×