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Pohlia Moss (Pohlia sphagnicola)


Plants: yellow to grassy green, weakly shining and delicate, isolated between peat moss shoots or in small, loose lawns. Sprinkled upright, slightly branched, branches filiform. Leaf-leaves removed, only the perichaetial leaves close-standing, moist erect, protruding slightly dry. Bulbs and rhizoids are not known.Leaves: ovate to lanceolate, 1-1.6 mm long, perichaetial leaves linear-lanceolate, up to 4 mm long. Laminazelles in the middle of the leaf rhombic to extended rhombic, 6-10 - 30-70 -m, thick-walled. Leaf margin almost flat, top full-rim or dentate.Gametangia and Sporophyte: diocese . Sporophytes rarely. Capsules horizontal to nodding, ellipsoidal to pear-shaped, short-necked. Exostom teeth yellowish. Endostomous teeth wide open, cilia present. Spores 10-15 -m, almost smooth.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Bryales

            • Family: Bryaceae

              • Genus: Pohlia