Seed Fern Fronds (Mariopteris sp.)

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Seed ferns are a group of extinct plants that flourished in the coal swamp forests about 300 million years ago when Britain was located near the Equator. This frond of seed fern has the genus name ’Mariopteris’ and was found above the Black Shale coal seam at Hucknall Colliery.

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