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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Old Man’s Beard - moss (Usnea barbata)

This species of moss is only found in areas where the air is very clean and pure such as in Addo Elephant Park because of the Porkbush.

Can find no further information on this except that it is similar to Spanish Moss.


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Ah I remember seeing that around. It always looks a bit spooky to me :-) Have a good weekend. Diane

Firefly said...

Lots of Old Man's Beard west of Port Elizabeth in some of the coastal bush, specially in the valleys and gorges. In the Tsitsikamma its seen all over the indigenous forests.