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Kindbergia praelonga

Observed: 20th March 2013 By: littlecleaveslittlecleaves’s reputation in Plantslittlecleaves’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

On dead Elder in shady spot on dry SW slope

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Martin G's picture

Kindbergia plus

The right hand photo is about half Brachythecium rutabulam as well as the Kindbergia

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Kindbergia praelonga

Thanks Tim and Martin. I will get the microscope out and have a closer look.

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Kindbergia praelonga

Under sterio microscope the stem leaves do as the British Bryological Soc field guide states have wide clinging leaves with out-turning elongated tip. There is a single nerve deeply set.The branch leaves are spear shaped rather than egg shaped. They are finely serrated. I have not been able to observe the tips end-on.
I believe you are correct.Thanks