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Large Ginkgo Leaf with Great Detail Preserved
Stock Number  FPGIN307

Name:   Ginkgo biloba Leaf
Age:  Paleocene
Formation:  Sentinnel Butte Formation
Location:  Almont, North Dakota
Size:  Leaf is 3 inches across

Here is a very displayable fossil Ginkgo leaf. This is Ginkgo biloba (formerly G. adiantoides) from the Paleocene of North Dakota. This fossil leaf is quite large (three inches across!) and preserves fine detail. The leaf has great form, and the palmate venation of the Ginkgo leaf is wonderfully displayed (difficult to see in photo). This specimen has a petiole tightly attached to the leaf. The off-white color of the leaf contrasts beautifully with the dark brown matrix. The leaf is well showcased on the large plate of matrix that also contains some other plant fossils. This is one of the larger Ginkgo leaves we have ever been able to offer.