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Barbula convoluta

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 19 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: Belgian bryophyta

Barbula convoluta (NL: Gewoon smaragdsteeltje / EN: Lesser Bird’s-claw Beard-moss). B. convoluta forms distinctive, bright yellow-green cushions or tight turfs (See previous post !) The shoots are typically 0.5–2 cm tall (occasionally up to 2.5 cm), and have rather spreading leaves which become very twisted when dry. The leaves are usually less than 1.5 mm long, more or less parallel-sided and have a shortly tapered tip. The nerve ends in the tip or may be very shortly excurrent. The leaf margins may be recurved below, but this can be difficult to see. Capsules are not all that common, but they are often very abundant when they do occur, and held upright on a yellow seta. The leaves immediately next to the base of the seta enfold it (hence the specific name ‘convoluta’).

Image: Ranst (BE) - 22/02/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/500 second F/4.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Een heel mooie compositie, warme kleuren in deze foto! Ik wens je een fijne dag.

19 Apr 2011 8:09am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

superbe !!

19 Apr 2011 8:56am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

That is a remarkable image, the sharpness is perfect.

19 Apr 2011 8:59am

Florence from Paris, France

The name is not very sexy but your photo is amazing. Wow, for the colors. Radiant. :-)

19 Apr 2011 9:05am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Gorgeous DOF and softness of background !

19 Apr 2011 12:17pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent colors and DOF!

19 Apr 2011 1:06pm

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

very wonderful and artistic shot !!
five stars !
friendships !

19 Apr 2011 8:37pm

AMH from Buenos Aires, Argentina

a beautiful image and very delicate. a big hug. Alejandra

20 Apr 2011 2:03am

Canon EOS 400D
1/500 second
ISO 200
150 mm