Schistidium crassipilum (Thickpoint Grimmia - Muurachterlichtmos) grows as rounded cushions or flat patches, usually looking hoary because of the hair points at the tips of the leaves. The immersed capsules are characteristic of Schistidium and distinguish the genus from other hoary mosses on walls.
Calcareous walls are the main habitat and this species can be found
in man-made habitats. Sometimes it grows on tarmac paths. More natural habitats include blocks of limestone and base-rich sandstone.
Schilde (Be) - 09/03/2010
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