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Bryoandersonia moss

Posted by michaela z6%2B TN (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 6, 12 at 12:42

I'm trying to learn the names of the mosses. I believe this is Bryoandersonia. Note sporophytes. Anyone agree? disagee?

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RE: Bryoandersonia moss

Here is a closeup of the sporophytes and the leaves of Bryoandersonia.

RE: Bryoandersonia moss

I do not think so but ?? check the link below as you really need to see certain features up close and your images do not provide that kind of detail.
To me the plant should look rope-like with the leaves closely held to the stems and each other and they are not on the plants pictured above.

Here is a link that might be useful: Ohio University

RE: Bryoandersonia moss

Thanks terrestrialman. I am attaching here a closeup picture of the leaf tips that show a twist in the leaf tips as described in your Ohio reference (and other diagnostic references to the mosses). You can see the twist in the 2nd picture I first put up. I believe you are looking at Bryoandersonia. Don't you now agree?

RE: Bryoandersonia moss

One more Bryoandersonia picture at lesser magnification showing rope-like strands you are used to seeing on this moss.

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