En Xeu’s hut

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In the middle of the pine wood, among Mediterranean buckthorn, mastic plants and kermes oaks there is a large dry stone hut. En Xeu’s hut has a circular floorplan and is very large. Its maximum height is 3.5 metres. The walls, which are almost two metres thick at the base, are made from limestone blocks of very irregular shapes and sizes.

A plant which never flowers hangs from the cracks between the blocks. This is the rustyback (Ceterach officinarum), a small fern with soruses (the organs containing its spores) on the back of its leaves with the golden colour that gives it its name.