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Long-stalked Moss

Observed: 9th March 2013 By: orchid_borchid_b’s reputation in Plantsorchid_b’s reputation in Plantsorchid_b’s reputation in Plants

Found on surface of flower pot along with Funaria hygrometrica. Long thin leaflets, long red stalk, pendant capsule. The pink buds visible are Pleione orchids.

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Moss mix

Hi Jamie,

It is difficult to get a sense of scale from the photos and there does seem to be a bit of a hodgepodge collection. I suspect Amblystegium serpens may be present. the larger tongue shaped leaves may belong to Bryum capillare. However, i can't be sure and the very thin strap-like leaves remain a mystery!

The only Tortula that may have capsules that shape and relative size might be T. muralis maybe? but that should demonstrate silvery leave nerve-hairs.

If you can it may be worth taking a photo in situ and one of a sample (cleared of other species) with a scale or reference (i am really bad for not including a scale in my own pics).

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I should have kept the

I should have kept the specimen! Thanks - will look for it again now. Hope this rain may perk up some other moss species too.

Jamie from Briantspuddle

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Long thin leaves

These look as if they might be Leptobryum pyreforme. That has a pendulous capsule but it is normally swollen at the tip (pyriform or pear shaped) and yours look wrong for this. Not Tortula though as that has upright cylindrical capsules.