Brachytheciaceae

The members of this family form mats on old logs and the soil.

Eurhynchiumpraelongum0943b

Eurhynchium praelongum

Eurhynchium speciosum

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Eurhynchiumspeciosum0942a
Rhynchostegiumtenuifolium0445a

Rhyncostegium tenuifolium

 

A closer view of the leaves below.

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Pseudoscleropodiumpurum0164

Pseudoscleropodium purum

Thought to be an introduced species. It is found growing amongst grasses and other mosses in places like roadsides.

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A closer view of the leaves showing the short apiculus which is bent backwards.

Brachytheciumparadoxum1538

Brachythecium paradoxum

Found on very wet ground.

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