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Author Topic: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups  (Read 48757 times)

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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #240 on: November 11, 2021, 01:04:55 PM »
Strobilomyces strobilaceus, old man of the woods.

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« Reply #241 on: November 12, 2021, 12:50:05 PM »
Hygrohypnum sp.

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« Reply #242 on: November 12, 2021, 08:35:44 PM »
I has been very windy the last couple of days, and now there are plenty of leaves in my ‘maintained’ moss garden. I will remove them as soon as possible. Weeding and removing any debris on top of the moss is a key aspect of having a good moss area. The rest of the yard does not get this treatment, leaves stay wherever they are.

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« Reply #243 on: November 14, 2021, 03:26:03 PM »
Dicranum scoparium

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« Reply #244 on: November 26, 2021, 05:48:16 PM »
A nice patch of Hypnum imponens that I am not maintaining, all natural.

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« Reply #245 on: March 19, 2022, 07:13:55 PM »
Bristly haircap moss, Polytrichum piliferum. Tiny but beautiful… the antheridia look almost like miniscule peonies.
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« Reply #246 on: March 20, 2022, 05:53:44 PM »
Nik

Polytrichum piliferum is another beaty, it’s great to meet plants this way that are easily overlooked.
Akke & Spot
Mostly bulbs. Gardening in containers and enjoying public green.
Northern part of The Netherlands, a bit above sealevel, zone 8a normally, average precipitation 875 mm.
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« Reply #247 on: March 22, 2022, 07:50:24 PM »
Akke,

That species is cosmopolitan, so it can be enjoyed in every country. Another one is Polytrichum juniperinum, very similar but less vibrant colors. It is slightly behind piliferum in terms of development in our yard. I’ll post a picture later when they are in ‘bloom’.

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« Reply #248 on: March 23, 2022, 05:36:06 PM »
Nik

Thanks, I’ll keep an eye on this subject and suitable moss places around here. 😀
Akke & Spot
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Northern part of The Netherlands, a bit above sealevel, zone 8a normally, average precipitation 875 mm.
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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #249 on: October 30, 2022, 11:59:26 AM »
There are more than 700 species of moss in the UK. Their forms are many. Here are just a few seen yesterday.










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« Reply #250 on: October 30, 2022, 12:02:08 PM »









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Re: Mosses, Lichens, Liverworts etc: under-recorded groups
« Reply #251 on: October 30, 2022, 01:34:05 PM »
Such a great variety of forms and colours Ian, and very nice photos. 
I recognise most of them (not by name unfortunately :-[), but don't recall ever having seen the one third last above.
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« Reply #252 on: October 30, 2022, 01:34:42 PM »
There are more than 700 species of moss in the UK. Their forms are many. Here are just a few seen yesterday.
...... and great photos, Ian, to show how different these can be. 
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« Reply #253 on: June 27, 2023, 06:38:53 PM »
 The Hidden World of Mosses by Dr Neil Bell.

 ISBN-10  191087745X
 ISBN-13  978-1910877456



Mosses and their relatives, liverworts and hornworts are often tiny and overlooked, but their importance is considerable - and many in Scotland are  very rare and special varieties.

Written by Dr Neil Bell, a bryologist at RBGE, The Hidden World of Mosses examines the wide variety of species found across the globe – there are nearly 20,000 known worldwide, with 1,000 in the UK alone – and the important functions they perform.

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« Reply #254 on: June 27, 2023, 10:30:42 PM »
Sorry about the late reply Ashley, only just seen it. I thought this moss was a Fissidens but a Bryologist told me it was not.

 


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