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Views From Mount Luxmore & the Kepler Track - 7/9

Posted by
Jules (Drayton, United Kingdom) on 23 November 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Linking my earlier posts on Lake Manapouri & Te Anau is Mount Luxmore & the Kepler Track.
One of the first things we noticed hanging from nearly every tree was what looked like large clumps of candy floss stuck to the branches. We were informed later that it is called "old man beard moss" or "Weymouthia Mollis". The Weymouthia genus was named in honour of William Anderson Weymouth (1841-1928), an Australian amateur bryologists, who made great contributions to the knowledge of the bryophyte flora of Tasmania. Members of this family are epiphytes e. g. Grow from tree branches.

Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/50 second F/2.8 ISO 100 35 mm (35mm equiv.)

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/50 second
F/2.8
ISO 100
35 mm (35mm equiv.)

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