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Sickle Kiaeria Moss (Kiaeria falcata)


This pretty moss grows in dense, yellow-green cushions or turfs up to 4 cm in depth. The leaves are 4 mm long, uniformly curved and point to one side when both moist and dry, and taper from a spearhead-shaped base to a long, fine, matt point. Capsules are relatively common and are egg-shaped, curved, and with a swelling at the base

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Dicranales

            • Family: Dicranaceae

              • Genus: Kiaeria