Orthotrichum

Belongs within: Orthotrichaceae. The section Tenella of the genus Orthotrichum includes mosses with recurved margins on the relatively obtuse leaves (Dixon 1924). <==Orthotrichum Hedw. 1801SK02 |–O. subg. OrthotrichumS04 | |–O. anomalum Hedw. 1801S04 (see below for synonymy) | |–O. cupulatum Brid. 1801S04 (see below for synonymy) | `–O. urnigerum Myrin 1833OZB-O03 |–O. subg. Gymnosporus (Lindb.… Continue reading Orthotrichum

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Sphagnales

Belongs within: Bryophyta.Contains: Sphagnum subgenus Sphagnum. The Sphagnum mosses are, together with the Tasmanian Ambuchanania leucobryoides, the sister group to all other living mosses. They have thalloid protonemata, leafy shoots lacking rhizoids, and the capsules are not held above the gametophytes by a seta but by an extension of the gametophyte itself called the pseudopod.… Continue reading Sphagnales

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Racomitrioideae

Belongs within: Bryopsida.Contains: Racomitrium section Canescentia, Bucklandiella section Laevifoliae. Bucklandiella lusitanica Published 29 September 2020 The diversity of mosses is much higher than many people realise. Whereas some moss species have wide ranges that may cross between continents and hemispheres, others are unique to very specific regions and habitats. Among examples of the latter is… Continue reading Racomitrioideae

Bryophyta

Belongs within: Embryophyta.Contains: Sphagnales, Andreaeaceae, Bryidae, Funariidae, Archidium, Dicranideae, Polytrichaceae. The Bryophyta are the mosses, the largest living group of non-vascular land plants. Mosses are distinguished by the presence of distinct leaves and multicellular rhizoids on the gametophyte (which is the dominant part of the life-cycle, supporting the dependent sporophytes), and of a columnella (a… Continue reading Bryophyta

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Sphagnum subgenus Sphagnum

Belongs within: Sphagnales. Sphagnum subgenus Cymbifolium is a group of robust sphagnum mosses with unbordered stem leaves and rough branch leaves (Dixon 1924). <==Sphagnum Linnaeus 1753 subg. SphagnumS04 [incl. S. subg. CymbifoliaD24] |–S. affine Renauld & Cardot 1885 [=S. imbricatum ssp. affine]S04 |–S. austinii Sull. ex Aust. 1870 [=S. imbricatum ssp. austinii]S04 |–S. degeneransD24 |–S.… Continue reading Sphagnum subgenus Sphagnum

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Anomodontaceae

Belongs within: Hypnales. The Anomodontaceae are a group of mat-forming mosses with an erect, exserted capsule. Characters (from I. Granzow-de la Cerda): Plants small to large, in dense or loose mats, glaucous, green, brown, or yellowish brown, dull. Stems creeping, sparsely to profusely branched, irregularly pinnate; paraphyllia absent. Stem and branch leaves differentiated. Stem leaves… Continue reading Anomodontaceae

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Bryum section Bryum

Belongs within: Bryaceae. The section Eu-Bryum of the genus Bryum includes often tall mosses with rather long, narrow leaves (Dixon 1924). <==Bryum Hedw. 1801 sect. BryumS04 |–B. subsect. Soliolidium Müll. Hal. 1875S04 | |–*B. argenteum Hedw. 1801SK02, S04 (see below for synonymy) | | |–B. a. var. argenteumD24 | | `–B. a. var. majus [incl.… Continue reading Bryum section Bryum

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Bryum section Amblyphyllum

Belongs within: Bryaceae. The section Leucodontium of the genus Bryum includes mosses found in watery situations, characterised by entirely pale outer peristome teeth (Dixon 1924). <==Bryum sect. Amblyophyllum Müller 1848S04 |–B. (sect. *A.) calophyllum Br. 1823OZB-O03, S04 |–B. arcticum (Br.) Bruch & Schimp. in Bruch, Schimp. & Gümbel 1846S04 (see below for synonymy) |–B. cyclophyllum… Continue reading Bryum section Amblyphyllum

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Hedwigiales

Belongs within: Bryopsida. The Hedwigiales are a group of acrocarpous mosses with procumbent stems that lack a peristome on the capsule. HedwigialesSK02 |–Rhacocarpus Lindb. 1863 [Rhacocarpaceae]SK02 | |–R. purpurascens (Brid.) Paris 1900 (see below for synonymy)SK02 | `–R. rehmannianus (Müll.Hal.) Wijk & Margad. 1960SK02 | |–R. r. var. rehmannianusSK02 | `–R. r. var. webbianus (Müll.Hal.)… Continue reading Hedwigiales

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Grimmia

Belongs within: Bryopsida. Grimmia is a genus of mostly short-stemmed mosses found growing in close cushions or tufts on rocks (Dixon 1924). Characters (from Dixon 1924): Mostly short-stemmed, growing in close cushions or tufts on rocks; stems dichotomous. Leaves crowded, more or less lanceolate, usually hyaline-pointed, margin frequently thickened, almost always entire; areolation short and… Continue reading Grimmia

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