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Thuidium tamariscinum

Observed: 27th June 2007 By: helenwindyhills
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Thuidium tamariscinum
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Nick Hodgetts's picture

Thuidium tamariscinum

I think there are both Thuidium and Hylocomium here! The Hylocomium is on the right.

Nick H

AlanS's picture

Not so sure

I think, Nick, if you look at this again, you will see that the main plant has orange stems under the leaves. Yes, no dispute about the older plantlet to the right, but I maintain my view that everything in the photo is Hylocomium.

[And yes, I am aware that the stem of rather old Thuidium can discolour red, but this is healthy material here.]

Alan

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Moss expert

I bow to Dr Martha Newton who surveyed our Community woodlands and passed on an incredible amount of knowledge to me about mosses in the few days I spent with her in the field. The photos are mine.

Helen Taylor

Nick Hodgetts's picture

Hylocomium/Thuidium

Sorry Alan, but I have to stick to my guns here! The one on the left most definitely has a Thuidium-like texture, and the orange coloration is by no means convincing!

Nick H

AlanS's picture

Well Nick

I respect your views and experience, but it is amazing how often these "Thuidium-like" plants are actually Hylocomium once under the microscope. To me this is still Hylocomium pretending to be Thuidium.

Alan

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Is it ? or not

I have checked Dr Martha Newton's report.

"Bryophyte survey: Windyhills Trust Reserve.
June 2007"

A total of 99 taxa was recorded consisting of 76 mosses and 23 liverworts.

Hylocomium splendens and Thuidium tamariscinum are both recorded on the site so there is a chance that both species are in the picture.

Helen Taylor