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Unknown moss

Post by Flaxton » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:27 pm

Can anyone suggest what species this might be.
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It has a bunch of Typula growing from it and it might help if I could narrow down the substrate.
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Re: Unknown moss

Post by Chris Johnson » Thu Nov 26, 2015 8:10 am

Hi Mal

I can't see the growth habit and height too clearly but would suggest looking at Polytrichastrum formosum and Polytrichum commune var. commune.

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Re: Unknown moss

Post by Flaxton » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:33 am

That's great Chris thanks.
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Re: Unknown moss

Post by jimmymac2 » Thu Nov 26, 2015 6:46 pm

I was thinking Pogonatum urnigerum due to the short sturdy size and blue-green colour.
Always keep your eyes open... :shock:

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Re: Unknown moss

Post by Flaxton » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:14 pm

If I said it was growing on sandy soil in a raised part of a boggy heathland and the Typhula were max 10mm tall would that help?
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Re: Unknown moss

Post by Chris Johnson » Fri Nov 27, 2015 7:59 am

Flaxton wrote:If I said it was growing on sandy soil in a raised part of a boggy heathland and the Typhula were max 10mm tall would that help?
Mal
It helps to rule out both my suggestions. ;)

The Typhula look about twice as long as the leaves which makes them about 5mm long. Both my suggestions would have leaves 10-12mm long. I'll think on it some more.

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