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Aulacomnium palustre

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 1 May 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: Belgian bryophyta

Aulacomnium palustre (NL: Roodviltmos / EN: Bog Bead-moss or Ribbed Bog Moss) is a moss that is nearly cosmopolitan in distribution and is frequent in arctic to subboreal wetlands. It forms tufts 3–12 cm tall, with pale yellow-green leaves that contrast strongly with the ginger-brown, felt-like rhizoids which cover the stem. Shoots occasionally terminate in an elongated stalk with a terminal cluster of gemmae. When dry, the leaves become somewhat crisped and twisted. The leaves are 4–6 mm long near the top of the shoot, but shorter below, spearhead-shaped, shortly pointed, matt and pale yellow-green.

Image: Schilde (BE) - 25/03/2011

Canon EOS 400D 1/30 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Prachtige foto, warme kleurtinten.

1 May 2011 8:38am

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

nice light in this macro shot !
friendships !

1 May 2011 3:03pm

Emanuel from Borås, Sweden

an excellent macro, well done!

2 May 2011 11:16pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/30 second
ISO 200
150 mm