Group of mosses in 5cm x 5cm

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Group of mosses in 5cm x 5cm

Post by MWP admin » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:45 pm

Here an example of 4(5) species of mosses (and a fern!)
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Post by valerandi » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:32 pm

Nice picture!

The centre lettuce like plant with black capsules is Fossobronia, a common liverwort

The star shaped moss on the bottom right with a pendulous capsule is a moss species of Bryum.

You can guess the fern's name.

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Post by IL-PINE » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:30 am

how funky
never seen anything like those although probably never tried looking for them

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Post by MWP admin » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:04 pm

Apart those 2 I thought that another specimen is that with large flat leaves (a liverwort) at the centre right, and another small moss lurking down at the bottom centre below the Fossobronia.

Thanks for the species names.

The fern (Anogramma leptophylla) is infrequent and often locally frequent when found.
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