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Arctoa Moss (Arctoa fulvella)


Grows in rather dense, yellow-green cushions or linear turfs up to 3 cm deep. The 4-4.5 mm long leaves usually point somewhat in one direction (and may do so strongly), but may also be erect and wavy. They are little altered when dry. The leaves taper gradually to a long, fine point which is composed mostly of nerve. The nerve is longly excurrent. Capsules are often present, erect, egg-shaped and slightly asymmetrical, with an open mouth and spreading peristome teeth when dry. The seta is relatively stout and short, with the capsule usually overtopped by the longest leaves.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Dicranales

            • Family: Dicranaceae

              • Genus: Arctoa