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Very Rare Persea and Legume Leaf Plate from Utah
Stock Number  FPUMU34

Name:   Persea coriacea, Leguminosites lesquereuxi
Age:  Eocene
Formation:  Green River Formation
Location:  Bonanza, Utah
Size:  Plate is 7.4 inches across
Price:  SOLD

This is a fine pair of fossil leaves. These are Leguminosites lesquereuxi (left) and Persea coriacea, a member of the Laurel family, from the Eocene of Utah. Leguminosites has slightly undulated margins with very weak venation. This species is unusual in that the leaf has an emarginate, or indented, apex - this specimen displays this feature beautifully. A very long petiole is still attached to the leaf. Persea has an asymmetrical base and an acuminate apex. The slightly dentate margins of the leaf are easily seen, and the primary venation is present. The petiole is complete and tightly attached to the base of the leaf. This fossil leaf has distinct evidence that it has been partially eaten by insects. The leaves are well positioned on the rectangular plate of shale. This is a very nice example of this very unusual pair of leaves from the Green River Formation.

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