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Suspected Plant Specimen - Cone or Fibrous Material


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I picked up this specimen at Ecclesbourne Glen, Rock-a-nore, Hastings, UK. It's beach rolled material and comes from a section of the beach where jumbled plant material is fairly common. The rock here is Wealden Beds, Early Cretaceous and around 140 million years old.

 

I suspect that this is some form of cone, there are what appear to be fibrous hairs in amongst the ovoid sections which might possibly be root material (this could also be some form of fibrous trunk material).

 

Any plant experts out there able to offer any thoughts?

 

Thanks. John

 

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Looks a bit like part of a cycad fossil.

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9 hours ago, Fossildude19 said:

Looks a bit like part of a cycad fossil.

Interesting that you say that Fossildude. My suspicion was cycad flower or cone.

 

 

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I now have a mobile phone microscope widget.

 

Looking at some of the detail, in particular, the cross sectioned pip like structures, I'm pretty sure that this is plant and not simply a bivalve mash.

 

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