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Orthotrichum affine

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 1 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: Belgian bryophyta

Orthotrichum affine (Wood Bristle-moss) is a common moss in Belgium. It can be found on trees and shrubs and forms loose, slightly branched tufts
0.8–3.5 cm tall, and is dull mid-green or yellowish-green. Individual leaves are about 3 mm long, have recurved margins, and end in an acute tip. Its abundant capsules can be found all year round: they ripen in summer, but old capsules persist into the winter. The old capsules can be seen in this picture. Hope to post a picture with the new capsules somewhere in summer.

Image: Schilde (Be) - 30/01/2010

Canon EOS 400D 3/10 second F/14.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

looks so real, so close!...as we are ants...

1 Feb 2010 6:47pm

@KriKridesign: ... ants with a camera ... interesting thought ! Thanks again !

Canon EOS 400D
3/10 second
F/14.0
ISO 200
150 mm

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