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Antarctic Beech

Nothofagus moorei

Description:

Nothofagus moorei, is an important Gondwana relict of the rainforests of the southern hemisphere. It occurs in wet, fire free areas at high altitude in eastern Australia. Once referred to as 'Negrohead beech', but now as 'Antarctic beech' (not to be confused with its South American relative, Nothofagus antarctica) is an evergreen tree native to the eastern highlands of Australia.

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11 Comments

Christiane
Christiane 4 years ago

Thanks .. I love this eerie forest and I hope to see it again soon. :D

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 4 years ago

Today is International Day of Forests, and we celebrate with these beautiful and eerie Antarctic beeches as our Spotting of the Day! Congratulations Christiane!

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Carol Snow Milne 2
Carol Snow Milne 2 8 years ago

Great artistic photo.

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks J...

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 8 years ago

Awesome! Beautifully majestic! :)

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks Argy Bee and C.Sydes. This forest is so beautiful and this trees make you feel sooo very small! :)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Beautiful. So atmospheric and so appropriate for this species.

C.Sydes
C.Sydes 8 years ago

wonderful

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

It surely looks like magical, mythical and beautiful. Thank you very much for sharing.

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

Thanks RiekoS ... It is a magical place and it feels sooooo old..

RiekoS
RiekoS 8 years ago

Very beautiful.

Christiane
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Christiane

NSW, Australia

Spotted on Feb 18, 2013
Submitted on Feb 18, 2013

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