moss-Bryum pseudotriquetrum

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Bryum pseudotriquetrum

Bryum pseudotriquetrum at Conkle’s Hollow State nature Preserve. January 19, 2015.

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Bryum pseudotriquetrum at Conkle’s Hollow State nature Preserve. January 19, 2015.

Bryum pseudotriquetrum

Bryum pseudotriquetrum at Conkle’s Hollow State nature Preserve. January 19, 2015.

Bryum pseudotriquetrum

Bryum pseudotriquetrum microscope view, showing filiform gemmae.

Bryum pseudotriquetrum

Bryum pseudotriquetrum leaves. Note decurrencies.

How to recognize Bryum pseudotriquetrum: This moss grows in wet areas and forms dense tufts of little plants with rhizoids matting the stems well toward the tip of the stem. The leaves are 2-3.5 mm long and when moist spread somewhat away from the stem to straight up, but are twisted and contorted when dry. The leaf margins have a strong border of 2 to 3 rows of linear cells which are often red, and are recurved nearly to the apex of the leaf. These leaves are very decurrent which is a good indication that this might be Bryum pseudotriquetrum. The leaf costa is percurrent (almost to the tip) or short-excurrent. Sometimes there are filamentous brown brood bodies in the upper leaf axils.

Where to find Bryum pseudotriquetrumIt is commonly found on wet soil, soil over rocks, and often in fens.

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