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Dicranella heteromalla

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 15 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: Belgian bryophyta

Dicranella heteromalla (NL: Gewoon pluisjesmos / EN: Silky Forklet-moss) is a very common moss in a variety of acidic habitats, and which is frequent on woodland banks, tree stumps, tree roots, hedge banks, dry peaty banks, and in sheltered soil in crevices on crags and gullies in the mountains. Leaves are more or less curved, 3–3.5 mm long, pointing in one direction when moist, and hardly altered when dry. The leaf base is egg-shaped and tapers to a long, fine, channelled point which is toothed, especially near the tip. Capsules are common, horizontal or inclined, elliptical in shape and not swollen at the base. The yellow seta becomes browner with age.

Image: Zoersel (BE) - 15/02/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/50 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

fascinating !

15 Apr 2011 6:43am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Superb macro and framing

15 Apr 2011 7:09am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een mooie, fijne foto. Mooie kleuren.

15 Apr 2011 7:17am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Excellent !

15 Apr 2011 8:55am

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Stunning focus and depth of field!

15 Apr 2011 11:12am

Florence from Paris, France

Lovely little ones, great colors.

15 Apr 2011 12:33pm

mimicy from Bordeaux, France

Jolie et étrange composition ... de très beaux effets de couleurs ... tout simplement magnifique ... félicitations 5*

15 Apr 2011 9:43pm

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Fantastic shot and details! *****

16 Apr 2011 6:57pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Wieder so ein fantastisches Makro von diesem zierlichen Moos !

16 Apr 2011 7:28pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/50 second
F/5.6
ISO 200
150 mm

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