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Ludwig'S Pohlia Moss (Pohlia ludwigii)


Shoots of P. ludwigii are quite tall - typically 2-4 cm, but sometimes considerably taller - forming tufts or patches, green above and reddish below, with red stems. Most leaves are wide relative to their length (about 1 mm wide and 1.8-2 mm long), and the base forms wide wings well down the stem. Pear-shaped, pendulous capsules are quite rare, forming in late summer.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Bryales

            • Family: Bryaceae

              • Genus: Pohlia