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Caption: A fossil specimen of Lepidophloios scoticus Kidston. A fossil plant. (Plantae.) Railway cutting, left bank Water of Leith, between Boag's Mill & Kate's Mill, Colinton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland.
Description: Lepidophloios was a forest-forming lycopod. With transversely elongated leaf-bases arranged spirally around the stem it is a characteristic plant fossil of the Scottish Lower Carboniferous. British Geological Survey Biostratigraphy Collection number GSE 1275. Lycopods are herbaceous plants with stems that spread over the ground with branches rising vertically at intervals. The first forests were the great tropical coal forests of the swamps and deltas of the Carboniferous. This specimen is from the Carboniferous Calciferous Sandstone Series, the lower and thickest of two divisions of the Dinantian, and succeeds the earlier Upper Devonian rocks. It was found at the railway cutting, left bank of the Water of Leith, between Boag's Mill and Kate's Mill, Colinton.
Date taken: 01/01/2003
Photographer: Unknown
Copyright statement: NERC
Orientation: Portrait
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