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Pygmy forest
This forest grows in coastal Mendocino Co., California on very old, acidic leached soil.

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Pygmy Forest, Image 1

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Pygmy Forest, Image 2
The taller trees are growing on better soil; the short ones in front are growing on the flat, hardpan soil of the true Pygmy Forest.

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Pygmy Forest, Image 3
A pygmy cypress, Hesperocyparis pygmaea

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Pygmy Forest, Image 4
The lichen, Cladonia portentosa ssp. pacifica, very rare in California
and growing here with sphagnum moss, can be found in the Pygmy Forest.

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