Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Biological soil crust
Family: Cyanobacteria (Biological Soil Crust)
Taxon : Bacteria
Group : Microorganism

SPECIES
sp. 263
NOTES

Biological soil crusts are formed by an association of soil particles and microorganisms. The biological soil crusts of southern Africa are thought to be dominated mainly by cyanobacteria. The crusts at Kromme form whitish lumpy structures with the grass growing through them.


AUTHORITY
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Not Applicable
Land Invertebrate
n/a


Colour
Notes: When broken open the centre is of a soil-like texture
Colour: White
Common Name
Biological soil crust
Habitat
NOTES: Found in mowed veld round the Morrison pump house
HABITAT NAME: Veld
Uses
None known
None
Months
September



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