Story: Mosses

Moss on alpine boulders (2nd of 3)

Moss on alpine boulders

A few mosses are found in the alpine zone, growing on boulders or bare ground, along with lichens. One of the most conspicuous is a black lantern moss (Andreaea species) that forms velvety cushions on alpine boulders.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Mosses - Life cycle and habitat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 11 June 2023)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007