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id moss??

Posted by archoo16 5b, MO (My Page) on
Fri, May 10, 13 at 8:59

Hi guys, Am a total newbie. I just wanted to make a moss tray for fun. This tray has two kinds, one I picked up from uder a tree in San Diego when I was visiting. I chopped it roughly and sprinkled it on a tray lined with potting mix, peat moss and bark. It is the small patch in the first picture.
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The next one I picked yesterday on the edge of the lawn in our apartment complex in Missouri. Its the greener more abundant one in the picture with globular capsules.

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Thanks for any help.

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RE: id moss??

Ok, I think the first one is homalothecium sericeum second one is Pseudephemerum nitidum, Come on, moss pros, what do you think?
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I just googled and looked up moss with similar features. No idea abt what it is really is tho :P
Some one who knows what they are talking abt, plz id this.

This post was edited by archoo16 on Fri, May 10, 13 at 16:08

RE: id moss??

Nobody knows what these are?

RE: id moss??

The second one is in the genus Physcomitrium. Probably Physcomitrium pyriforme. I collected a lot of them on muddy river bank edges in Missouri last spring.

I am not sure about the first one. Mosses are a lot easier to identify if they have little sporophytes on them in addition to the leafy green mat. You might try the California moss Flora which is now online.

Here is a link that might be useful: Moss Plants and More

RE: id moss??

Thank you! I will.

And you are right, my moss looks more like pictures of Physcomitrium pyriforme. Thanks again.

This post was edited by archoo16 on Sun, May 26, 13 at 12:26

Red moss id?

Does anyone have any idea what this beautiful red moss could be? It is growing on a log that edges one of my paths in my woods. It covers almost the whole 8' log. I swear it wasn't here last year so it must be pretty fast-growing, maybe with all the rain we've had this spring.


RE: id moss??

Sorry, didn't mean to post this on your thread. I'll repost as a separate thread.

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