Moss Microscopy

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Moss Microscopy

Post by jimmymac2 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:59 pm

I would suggest anybody with a microscope to look at Pocket-mosses under their m'scope. The microscope is incredibly useful for the ID of Fissidens spp. and as the leaves are only a cell thick an external light source is not needed.
This is what I produced earlier:
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Always keep your eyes open... :shock:

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Re: Moss Microscopy

Post by Chris Johnson » Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:41 pm

I agree. ;)
Fissidens-adianthoides-11.jpg
Fissidens-taxifolius-var.jpg

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Re: Moss Microscopy

Post by jimmymac2 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:21 am

Great photos Chris. Which species is that? Possibly Fissidens taxifolius var. pallidicaulis?
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Re: Moss Microscopy

Post by Chris Johnson » Sun Sep 13, 2015 7:46 am

The names were appended with the image but have not shown.

The first is Fissidens adianthoides, the second Fissidens taxifolius var. taxifolius.

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Re: Moss Microscopy

Post by jimmymac2 » Sun Sep 13, 2015 8:10 am

Ah.
Fissidens adianthoides is one I still have to see.
Always keep your eyes open... :shock:

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