moss-Homomallium adnatum

Homomallium adnatum
(family Hypnaceae)

Homomalium adnatum photo by Bob Klips

Homomalium adnatum (and Hedwigia ciliata) Franklin County, Ohio. June 11, 2009.

Homomalium adnatum

Homomalium adnatum at Lowe-Volk Park, Crawford County, Ohio. May 10, 2013.

Homomalium adnatum photo by Bob Klips

Homomalium adnatum at Mt. Gilead State Park. Morrow County, Ohio. January 8, 2013.

Homomalium adnatum photo by Bob Klips

Homomalium adnatum leaves

Homomalium adnatum photo by Bob Klips

Homomalium adnatum leaves

How to recognize Homomalium adnatum:  This tiny little mat forming moss has leaves only 0.5 to 0.8 mm long. The leaves are oblong-ovate and shortly acuminate and held somewhat erect on the branches and stem. The leaf margins are smooth or slight serrulate at the tip. The triangular group of quadrate alar cells extends about 1/3 of the way up the leaf. The capsules are 1-1.5 mm long at the tip of a orange to yellow seta.

Where to find Homomalium adnatum: This moss grows on shaded boulders either acidic or basic especially near streams.

Homomallium-adnatum-simplemap

 

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