moss-Haplocladium virginianum

 Haplocladium virginianum
“small plume moss”

Haplocladium virginianum at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Licking County, Ohio.

Haplocladium virginianum at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Licking County, Ohio.

Haplocladium virginianum at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Licking County, Ohio.

Haplocladium virginianum at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Licking County, Ohio.

Haplocladium virginianum at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Licking County, Ohio.

Haplocladium virginianum at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, Licking County, Ohio.

Haplocladium virginianum photo by Bob Klips

Stem and leaves of Haplocladium virginianum.

Haplocladium virginianum photo by Bob Klips

Leaves of Haplocladium virginianum.

How to recognize Haplocladium virginianum: Virginia small plume moss is a little pinnate pleurocarp that resembles a Thuidium (fern moss). Unlike Thuidium, which has a pluripapillose cell at the tip of each of its leaves, the terminal leaf cell of Haplocladium is simply sharp-pointed. The stem and branches are almost julaceous, and unlike the small plume moss, Haplocladium microphyllum,Virginia small plume moss has leaves that are more shortly acuminate, and there are more filiform branched paraphyllia on its stems.

Where to find Haplocladium virginianumVirginia small plume moss grows on logs and rocks in wooded areas. It is the less widely distributed of the two Haplocladium species occurring in Ohio.

 

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