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Classic Ginkgo Leaf with Branch on Plate
Stock Number  FPGIN347

Name:   Ginkgo biloba Leaf
Age:  Paleocene
Formation:  Sentinnel Butte Formation
Location:  Almont, North Dakota
Size:  Plate is 3.6 inches across

Here is a very detailed fossil Ginkgo leaf. This is Ginkgo biloba (formerly G. adiantoides) from the Paleocene of North Dakota. This fossil leaf is distinct 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 long petiole preserved, which is quite unusual. The off-white color of the leaf contrasts beautifully with the dark brown matrix. The leaf is well showcased on the plate of matrix that also contains a rare branch. This is a nice Ginkgo leaf from North Dakota.