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Attenuate Entosthodon Moss (Entosthodon attenuatus)


Grows in scattered shoots or loose tufts up to 5 mm tall. The leaves are 1.5-2.5 mm long, spreading, with large, lax cells, easily visible with a -10 hand lens. The rhizoids at the base of the stems are deep cherry-red. Capsules are frequent, reddish, erect, with a low, smoothly domed lid with no beak, and taper gradually into the seta.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Funariales

            • Family: Funariaceae

              • Genus: Entosthodon