The Permian flora of Lodève (France)
with my wife I have visited the old quarry Les Tuilières near Lodève
in the South of France about seven times to collect Permian plant fossils.
Thus I have built up a nice collection little by little .
Les Tuilières is worldfamous in paleobotanic circles because
of the beautiful specimens which were found during the 18th and the first
half of the 19th century. After the exploitation had been stopped, the yield
of fossils has been diminishing fast.
Although fossils are rather scarce now and the pieces small, it is still
possible to get a picture of the flora living there about 280 million years
ago. Because of the fragmentary character of the fossils it is often not
possible to find the complete name of the plant. In many cases one must be
satisfied knowing the genus.