Nelumbo

  • Green River Fossil
    Photographer: Dov Scher : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Lotus leaf Nelumbo sp. Early Eocene (50 million years ago) Wyoming, USA Geology Specimen # PP43979 Individual Green River fossil specimens.
  • Nelumbo sp., various
    Photographer: John Weinstein : Field Museum of Natural History
    (c) Field Museum of Natural History
    Description: Nelumbo sp., various parts of one or more undescribed species of floating lotus (water lilies) in the family Nelumbonaceae. Top) A leaf (lily pad), from FBM Locality G. Specimen number FMNH PP43979. Longest diameter is 181 millimeters. Bottom left) Seed pod from FBM Locality D. Specimen number FOBU 11744 measuring 140 millimeters in diameter. Bottom right) Root system from FBM Locality A. Specimen number FMNH PP53578 measuring 80 millimeters in diameter.
Catalog Number: PP 43979
Taxonomic Name: Nelumbo
FM Catalog: Paleobotany
Object Kind: Hand Specimen
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Order: Proteales
Family: Nelumbonaceae
Period: Paleogene
Earliest Epoch: Eocene
Earliest Age: Ypresian
Formation: Green River
Member: Fossil Butte
Coordinates Available?: No
Region/Area: Fossil Lake
Country: United States of America
State/Province/Territory: Wyoming
County: Lincoln
Township: Kemmerer
EMu IRN: 2297581
Occurrence ID: cbf05bd9-34b2-4858-9680-f018bd5de15b

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