Madagascan Fossil Wood (Podocarpus sp.)
Origin: Mahajanga, North-western Madagascar
This piece of fossilised wood is from a Podocarpus tree (also known as Yellow-wood), coniferous trees of the podocarp family (Podocarpaceae) that lived between ca. 65 to 250 million years ago.
This fossil wood piece was formed in a slow process known as petrification, derived from the Greek word “petro”, meaning rock or stone. A process in which the organic remains of vegetation or wood, in anaerobic conditions, are replaced with minerals and turned into stone.
The fossil wood we offer are of selected pieces and hand polished in Madagascar. These slices are polished on both sides. Madagascan fossil wood is found in an array of colours and these make the perfect collectable pieces.
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