Monday, November 20, 2006

Strange flora

posted by Chet at 7:14 PM UTC

Here's a little puzzle for you. Can anyone identify these plants growing at the base of a ben tree. (Click to enlarge.) I first made acquaintance with them many years ago, and have just been reminded of them again by the most curious circumstance.

I will have more to say about them later -- and the remarkable person who first brought them to scientific notice.