moss-Haplohymenium triste

Haplohymenium triste

Haplohymenium triste photo by Bob Klips

Haplohymenium triste on tree bark at a private nature preserve in Hocking County, Ohio. May 31 2010.

Haplohymenium triste photo by Bob Klips

Haplohymenium triste on tree bark. May 31 2010.

Haplohymenium triste photo by Bob Klips

Haplohymenium triste on bark at private nature preserve in Hocking County, Ohio. July 22, 2012.

Haplohymenium triste photo by Bob Klips

Haplohymenium triste and foliose lichen in Vinton County, Ohio. April 3, 2013.

Haplohymenium triste photo by Bob Klips

Haplohymenium triste at Batelle Darby Metro Park, Franklin County, Ohio.

Haplohymenium triste photo by Bob Klips

Haplohymenium triste on tree at Batelle Darby Metro Park, Franklin County, Ohio. March 21, 2014.

Haplohymenium triste photo by Bob Klips

Dry Haplohymenium triste from tree along Red River, Tucker County, Virginia. Collected June 4, 2014.

Haplohymenium triste photo by Bob Klips

Wet Haplohymenium triste from tree along Red River, Tucker County, Virginia. Collected June 4, 2014. 

How to recognize Haplohymenium triste:  This moss grows in loose wiry mats. The leaves are small from 0.5 to 0.9 mm and pressed to the stem and branches when dry, spreading when wet. The leaf tips are often broken off which can be seen easily with a hand lens. Under a microscope the cells of the leaves are pluripapillose. There is a single costa to middle of leaf, and the base of the leaf is ovate while the upper part is tongue-shaped to lance-shaped. At the base of the leaf next to the costa the cells are long rectangles either smooth or with very small papillae.

Where to find Haplohymenium triste: This moss is found on trees or logs.

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