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Stirton'S Bryum Moss (Bryum elegans)


Plants 0.5-2 cm high, green, dense lawns. Plants loosely leafed. Leaves dry or hardly twisted. Rhizoids red-brown, fine to coarse-papillous, reaching far up the stem. Rhizoid mills not known. Leaves broadly elliptical to roundish, very hollow, descending at the base of the leaf, at the tip suddenly narrowed into a short, often bent hair tip. Leaf-edge all-round, occasionally at the tip weakly serrated, flat or site-wise. Rib reaching into the hair tip or ending. Cells in the center of the leaf rhombic, about 40-70 x 15-25 -m, on the leaf margin mostly 1 row of weakly separated, elongated cells.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Bryophyta

        • Class: Bryopsida

          • Order: Bryales

            • Family: Bryaceae

              • Genus: Bryum