1.8" Fossil Balloon Vine (Cardiospermum) Leaf - Utah

This is a 1.8" fossil balloon vine (Cardiospermum coloradensis) leaf from the Green River Formation of Utah. Balloon vine is a member of the soapberry family. While the Green River Formation is best know for its fish fossils, other areas produce incredible plant fossils like this.

Comes with an acrylic stand.

A note on Green River leaf identifications. There are over 60 described leaf bearing plants from this formation, many of which have very similar leaves. We've done our best to provide identifications based on the resources available to us, but are not paleobotany experts, so we can not guarantee that all will be 100% correct.
DETAILS
SPECIES
Cardiospermum coloradensis
LOCATION
Bonanza, Utah
FORMATION
Green River Formation
SIZE
1.8" leaf, 3.1 x 2.6" shale
ITEM
#130268
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