Scale trees

albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)May 1, 2012

Wikipedia says ''scale trees'' (Lepidodendron)are extinct. Are there similar plants still extant similar enough that we could view and get some idea, other than fossils and drawings, what they might have looked like.

(Linguistic question for bonus points: is ''still extant'' redundant?)

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texasflip(Nacogdoches, TX z8)

I'm not entirely sure if I'm understanding your question correctly, however if you are looking for plants that superficially resemble Lepidodendron, you might check out the cycads (Microcycas calocoma, or maybe Lepidozamia peroffskyana) or doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica).

    Bookmark   May 1, 2012 at 6:45PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

Indeed, I was looking for ''plants that superficially resemble Lepidodendron''. Thanks, I am familiar with cycads.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 10:59AM
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