Allophylus flexifolia

  • Green River Fossil
    Photographer: Dov Scher : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Leaf of the Soapberry Family cf. Allophylus flexifolia Early Eocene (50 million years ago) Wyoming, USA Geology Specimen # PP43971 Individual Green River fossil specimens.
  • Sumac
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History - Photography Division
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Sumac (Family Anacardiaceae) from the FBM. Top left) ?Rhus nigricans (Lesquereux, 1872) from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality E. Middle stem measures 90 millimeters high and specimen is number FOBU 47. Top right) ?Rhus longipetiolata Lesquereux 1883, from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A. Specimen is FMNH PP54664, measuring 57 millimeters in length. Bottom) A leaf from another species of Sumac, possibly Rhus. Specimen is number FMNH PP43971 measuring 100 millimeters in length and is from the 18-inch layer of FBM Locality A.
Catalog Number: PP 43971
Taxonomic Name: Allophylus flexifolia
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Order: Sapindales
Family: Sapindaceae
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Ypresian
Formation: Green River
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: No
EMu IRN: 2297573
Occurrence ID: 87789438-22b0-47ea-a792-70156d7bba21

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