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Leptobryum Moss (Leptobryum pyriforme)


This species is typically found growing in areas in which the earth has been disturbed. They are especially common in forests that have been burnt. Other natural habitats include cliffs in the forest as well as on logs in shaded areas of the woods. Not only is this plant considered a greenhouse weed, but it is also found in gardens and on concrete walls. The distribution of Leptobryum pyriforme is nearly cosmopolitan, found in all continents other than Antarctica. However, it is more common in climates that are temperate.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Bryales

            • Family: Bryaceae

              • Genus: Leptobryum