The Temspkya Fern represents an extinct family of tree-like ferns from the late cretaceous. Upon first glance this material almost resembles palm wood or dino bone but after closer examination several characteristics easily set it apart from the others. Ancient Tempspkya had what is called a "false trunk" which was made up of many small branching stems and petioles. They sort of look like a bunch of tiny ropes or cables. Whats really cool is when you look at a cross section of this material you can easily see the roots, stems and even petioles from the once living plant. My favorite thing about this material is the visible "ropes" or roots on the outside of the specimens that are perfectly preserved. Such an amazing material!