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Mountain Bracken

Calochlaena dubia

Description:

A pretty common sight, bracken communities are a great example of succession plants - if a tree falls in the forest opening a gap on the forest floor, bracken will often opportunistically set up camp in the gap, enjoying the new light through the canopy. The bracken then creates a safe shaded environment for new long-living forest trees to seed and grow into the exposed canopy.

Habitat:

Moist areas of eucalypt forest and rainforests. As ferns need water for reproduction, you'll inevitably find them in the moister parts of forests, near watercourses or drainage lines.


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ScottBuckley
Spotted by
ScottBuckley

4165, Queensland, Australia

Lat: -27.63, Long: 153.20

Spotted on Jan 6, 2012
Submitted on Jan 9, 2012

Spotted for Mission

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