A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Staghorn



About ten or fifteen metres above the ground you can see the shock of fresh green, a staghorn (or perhaps and elkhorn) plant has attached itself in the crook of a branch and is establishing a new sub-canopy ecosystem. These plants exist on decaying plant matter that becomes caught in their foliage, and have a fibrous root structure which traps moisture for future use.

Kenilworth
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CrazyCow said...

All your pics are so bright and beautiful. Makes it look like you live in a very happy corner of the world.

Kris said...

That is so very cool.

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