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Moss

Observed: 23rd August 2013 By: bradscottukbradscottuk’s reputation in Plantsbradscottuk’s reputation in Plantsbradscottuk’s reputation in Plantsbradscottuk’s reputation in Plants
P8230094
Description:

Stems 2-2.5cm. Hair-like leaves 5mm, less than 1mm wide at base with brownish tip, no obvious nerve and no obvious teeth on leaves

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TimP's picture

You could be right, as this

You could be right, as this species is very widespread. However, I'm not confident enough on the basis of that photo to agree. Have you considered Campylopus flexuosus?

bradscottuk's picture

Hmmm

Yes, I did consider it, but wasn't sure. I'll have another look and see

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Maybe

I can see brown areas on the corners of the leaf bases. Is that a particularly defining feature?

TimP's picture

That's what the books

That's what the books mention! Can you tell how large a proportion of the width of the leaf base is nerve? That's another key feature, but I've never found it easy to be sure myself.

bradscottuk's picture

Aha!

At first sight I didn't see a nerve at all, but that's because it is almost the entire width of the leaf, and it is only at the base that you can distinguish leaf and nerve, where the nerve is maybe 70% of the width, possibly more.

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That definitely points at the

That definitely points at the Campylopus!