....called "living rock" by Charles Darwin when he encountered the species at or near sea level in the Falkland Islands. See this link and this one.
10,000 feet near the equator apparently = 1,000 feet at 50 deg S. Very interesting!
You've been a busy lad Adam. Looks like a great trip you had down there.
It was a great trip. I've felt so satisfied I haven't even hiked in over a month. That's unheard of for me.
Thanks for the links. I too found this possible match very interesting so I did some research. But what I found suggests that although these plants take the same shape, size and color, they are two separate species.
Take a look at these photos:
Balsam Bog Detail