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EXTINCTIONS CHOICE - Branch of Sycamore Fruits
Stock Number  FPSU39

Name:   Sycamore Fruits
Age:  Eocene
Formation:  Green River Formation
Location:  Bonanza, Utah
Size:  Plate is 3.2 inches tall

This is a wonderful example of a branch of fruiting bodies from Macgintea wyomingensis, a Sycamore tree. This rare multiple specimen is from the Eocene of Utah. These ''Sycamore Balls'' exhibit great detail - the spike-like seeds are easily seen. The stems of the fruiting bodies are still tightly attached, which is quite unusual. The dark colored fossils contrast nicely with the greyish-tan matrix. The balls are well showcased on the rectangular plate of shale. This is a collectible specimen of Sycamore fruiting bodies from the Green River Formation.