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Caption: Genus: Lepidostrobus; Taxon: Plants: Gymnospermophyta; Locality: Bilston. Microscope slide from the Sir Joseph D. Hooker Collection, BGS.
Description: This slide is another nodule containing 'cones' of giant club mosses collected from the English Midlands by Joseph Hooker in 1846. The red spot indicates that this particular specimen was figured in a publication. This beautiful slide almost looks like a water colour painting! Age: Carboniferous Period, 310 million years old.
Additional information: From Collection G: Carboniferous roof nodules from Yorkshire and Lancashire coalfields. This material is connected with J.D. Hooker and was published in his three part monograph on coal measure plants (Stigmaria, Lepidodendron, Lepidostrobus, Trigonocarpus) in volume 2 of the BGS memoirs (published in 1848). Many collectors are mentioned on the slides as follows: Mrs Henslow, Mr Binney, Mr Jukes, Miss Jukes, Mr Gray, Mr Cooper, Lt Stamford, Mr Wilson Galliard, Mr Birmingham, Mrs Cunningham, Mr Thornewick, Mr Smyth, Mr Larkin, Mrs Bristol. Slides from the English coal measures by Joseph Hooker in 1846.
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Collection ID number: Palaeosaurus ID: PF 7587


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