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T03_0019 plant

Observed: 4th March 2003 By: miked
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whats going on here? seems to be a liverwort in background with the long upright bits but what about the trailing plant on top is that a liverwort or moss or something else, note brown bits in leaf axils.

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Thanks for that suggestion,

Thanks for that suggestion, the Selaginella krausssiana suggestion set me off down a different track looking for the id and have come up with http://florasilvestre.es/mediterranea/Selaginellaceae/Selaginella_dentic...
which looks more like it as the leaf shape is more like the specimen here. would not have found this without your original suggestion though.
actually just checked this species range iucn and its not listed on the canaries i think but is common on some of the adjacent bits of africa so it may just not be listed for canaries or might be a similar endemic species.
http://www.floradecanarias.com/selaginella_denticulata.html does list denticulata.

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what happened there i put in

what happened there i put in Selaginella denticulata and it changed it to Selaginella kraussiana, did that happen for you too David? perhaps species dictionary thinks its a synonym

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I would suggest that the long

I would suggest that the long upright bits are the fruiting bodies (sporophytes) of a hornwort (Anthocerotophyta). Don't know what species I'm afraid.

Dan Wrench
Biodiversity Officer - Shropshire

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Glad my suggestion proved useful Miked. No I don't think S. denticulata is a synonym for S. kraussiana. In the RHS Index of Garden Plants they are listed as separate species S.denticulata having a Mediterranean distribution while S. kraussiana is said to be native to S. Africa.S. kraussiana is regarded as noxious species in many sub tropical countries.

David J Trevan

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ok, well i am going to have

ok, well i am going to have another go at putting in that other id just to check i did not slip when doing it first time and if it does not work this time i will report it. it worked this time but only after a fight with the system and no accepting the suggestion of the other species that it kept trying to insert.

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http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/JDS/Tenerife/day6.html shows Phaeoceros bulbiculosus quite close to where I took the photo. Although also found reference to Anthoceros caucasicus being found there too