A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Sunday 27 November 2016

Leaf litter. (Norfolk Pine)

Araucaria heterophylla - Norfolk Pine - leaf litter

Beneath the Norfolk pines lies a thick carpet of spongy mat.  The leaves are quite hard, but remain on their branches when they fall to create a texture not unlike that of a rubber mat.

The scientific name heterophylla ("different leaves") was apparently a description of the variation in the leaves between young and adult plants

© Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia



1 comment

William Kendall said...

Oddly these remind me very much of rope.

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