Lepidostrobus represents the fruiting bodies or cones of the Lepidodendron tree . Lepidodendron cones are almost always found individually, indicating they were attached individually to the tree rather than in clusters.

Needle-like leaves attached to the stems, branches, and branch tips are called Lepidophylloides.


Rock Type: Gray shale
Formation: Kanawha
Interval: Coalburg seam
Age: Middle Pennsylvanian Period, approx. 307 million years.


Location: Nicholas County, West Virginia; Ramp Run Surface Mine #1, located about 12 miles north of Summersville, West Virginia. Turn west off route 19 north of Summersville onto Spruce Run Road. Follow it out the ridge about 7 miles.