Calamites suckowii, fossil horseta

Calamites suckowii, fossil horseta

C021/6953 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 3.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Calamites are a genus of now extinct, horsetail plants belonging to the order of the Equisitales. They were arborescent (tree like) plants that could reach heights up to 30 meters, with vertically ribbed stems, partitioned horizontally (like bamboo) by nodes, which have crowns of pin-shaped leaves. They thrived in swamps during the Carboniferous period, 360 to 300 million years ago and contributed significantly to the formation of the massive coal deposits then formed. Calamites suckowii, of which a section of trunk is here displayed, is different from more current types by its prominent, swollen nodes and relatively wide-spaced longitudinal ribs. Actual width of sample is 50 cm, provenance unknown.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: calamites, calamites suckowii, carboniferous, carboniferous deposit, carboniferous period, coal deposit, coal-beds, equisitales, fossil tree plant, horsetail

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.