moss species identification

Moss Plants and More: Identifying Mosses with Only a Photo

Moss Plants and More. They have 13 species/subspecies of Syntrichia listed. {With additional clicking there are actually only links to pages for 7 species/subspecies.} They have two subspecies of Syntrichia, but both of them say that capsules on this species are rare. And this specimen has a …

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Mosses – Backyard Nature

MOSS IDENTIFICATION. When identifying mosses you almost always need mature capsules, for details of stalk and capsule structure vary endlessly and are important in moss identification. A capsule’s minute peristome, annulus, operculum, and calyptra vary as markedly from species to species as do flower parts from one flowering species to another.

Mosses USID — identification guide — Discover Life

17 Aquatic 55 Bark 52 Decaying Plants 40 Gravel or Sand 57 Limestone/concrete 1 Manured surface 211 Rock 250 Soil 63 Tree bases 20 Tree roots 61 Wood 8. Leaf Shades of Green [Explain]

My mosses identification project | The Squirrelbasket

There is a good identification website for British lichens here. And there is the British Lichen Society here. For mosses there is a good identification page here – it’s for Leicestershire but the mosses would no doubt look the same all over the UK. Finally, I have just found a free iPhone app called Lichen Guide by Michael Hicks.

Moss Photos – Ohio Moss and Lichen Association

Common Ohio Mosses Photographs and Descriptions. This is a gallery of mostly common, and a few not so common, Ohio mosses. The thumbnails lead to individual species account pages.

Guide to Moss Genera – Opening Page – University Of Illinois

A system for moss identification differing from dichotomous keys in emphasizing perspective, using naked-eye through compound-microscope characters in descending order, and being readily down-sized.

Classification and identification – bryophyte

Identification is a fairly mechanical process and you can identify bryophytes without knowing anything about bryophyte classification. You just need to be able to follow the instructions in a bryophyte identification guide.


Bryophyta (division) Moss, tree moss, log moss moss (musci

Bryophyta (division) Moss, tree moss, log moss moss (musci), liverwort (hepaticae) Moss (most common species): Antitrichia curtipendula (Hedw.) Brid. Eurhynchium oreganum (Sull.) Jaeg. Hypnum subimponens Lesq.



Mosses (Phylum Bryophyta) are the most abundant of the three bryophyte groups worldwide, with nearly 10,000 species. Liverworts (Phylum Marchantiophyta) account for approximately 6,000 species, and hornwort (Phylum Anthocerotophyta) species number about 200.

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