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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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

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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Rhabdoweisiaceae

Belongs within: Bryopsida. Cynodontium is a genus of relatively tall mosses with recurved margins on the leaves (Dixon 1924). Rhabdoweisiaceae [Cynodontieae, Cynodontioideae, Oncophoreae, Oncophoroideae, Rhabdoweisieae, Rhabdoweisioideae]S04 | i. s.: ‘Dicranum’ ferrugineum (see below for synonymy)SK02 |–Holodontium (Mitt.) Broth. 1924SK02 |–Oreoweisia De Not. 1869S04 | |–O. bruntonii (Sm.) Milde 1860S04 (see below for synonymy) | `–O.… Continue reading Rhabdoweisiaceae

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Dicranoweisia

Belongs within: Seligeriaceae. Dicranoweisia is a genus of mosses growing in dense cushions, with leaves crisped when dry and smooth, erect capsules (Dixon 1924). Characters (from Dixon 1924): Plants in dense cushions; leaves crisped when dry, entire, with angular cells more or less distinct. Capsule erect, smooth; peristome teeth cleft at apex or undivided, articulated… Continue reading Dicranoweisia

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Trichostomum

Belongs within: Pottiaceae. Trichostomum is a genus of mostly tall, relatively robust mosses (Dixon 1924). Define ‘Trichostomum‘ Published 12 August 2017 The moss in the photo at the top of this post generally goes by the name of Trichostomum crispulum. Trichostomum is a cosmopolitan genus in the Pottiaceae, the largest recognised family of mosses with about… Continue reading Trichostomum