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Dartmoor moss

Observed: 23rd August 2013 By: bradscottukbradscottuk’s reputation in Plantsbradscottuk’s reputation in Plantsbradscottuk’s reputation in Plantsbradscottuk’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

On rock in the Plym

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bradscottuk's picture

Thanks

When I get home I'll describe it properly and catch up with the dozens of others mosses I've got to try and key out...

bradscottuk's picture

Not sure

Looking at it with a hand lens, I'm not sure at all: Stem 7mm, leaves 1-1.5mm, mostly black, with a few leaves at the tip yellow green, and they all have a dark, pointy curvy extension.

That doesn't sound like Racomitrium aciculare, does it?

TimP's picture

No it doesn't

R aciculare has blunt leaves. Any chance of a close up?

bradscottuk's picture

Here you are

Now back home, I've just tried keying it out and have tentatively got to Andreaea rothii. Is that possible?

TimP's picture

Yes, I think you're right.

Yes, I think you're right.