Moss covered Myrtle Beech
FOUR (4) Features: Forests (In the Heart of the Forest), The Scavenger Hunt, Featured Photography and
Australian Native Plants
Featured and in the Top 10 of The Scavenger Hunt Challenge Lets Hunt for Trees
Featured in the Top 10 of Made by Nature Challenge Trees in a Cluster
Beautiful moss covered Myrtle Beech trees on our way to Poimena, The Blue Tier, Tasmania. Moon Valley Rim Circuit is a 2 hour walk to the summit of Mt Poimena, which has excellent views over the Blue Tier and to the coast.
The Myrtle Beech (Nothofagus cunninghamii), is an evergreen tree native to Victoria and Tasmania, Australia. It grows mainly in the diminishing temperate rainforests. It is not related to the Myrtle family.
These trees typically grow to 30-40 m tall and have large trunks with scaly, dark brown bark. Maximum height is about 55 m. The leaves are simple and alternate, growing 1-1.5 cm long, in Victoria up to 2 cm long. The leaf colour is dark green, with new growth brilliant red, pink or orange in spring. They are triangular with irregular minute teeth.
Canon PowerShot A650 IS
Shutter Speed: 1/160sec