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Schistidium crassipilum

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 4 March 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: Belgian bryophyta

Schistidium crassipilum (NL: Muurachterlichtmos / EN: Thickpoint Grimmia / DE: Dickhaar-Spalthütchen / FR: ?) This is by far the commonest Schistidium in Belgium. It grows as rounded cushions or flat patches 1–3 cm tall. These usually look hoary owing to the presence of a hair point at the tip of the leaves. Lower leaves are about 1.75–2.25 mm long; those surrounding the capsules may exceed 3 mm. The capsules, largely hidden by the leaves that sheath them, are characteristic of Schistidium and distinguish the genus from other hoary mosses on walls.
(info on the species based on: "Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland - a field guide" published by the British Bryological Society)

Image: Ranst (B) - 31/01/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/60 second F/8.0 ISO 200 150 mm

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L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien la lumière qui y dégage

4 Mar 2012 7:17am

@L'Angevine: The lowlight winter-sun is always nice to make macro-images. Thanks for your comment !

christine from oelegem, Belgium

Hier zijn ze dan, piepklein, maar ze kijken recht in de lens.

4 Mar 2012 4:27pm

@christine: ...zoals verwacht ... :-) Het blijven toch bijzonder mooie mosjes als ze kapselen ...

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!!!

4 Mar 2012 9:41pm

@omid: Thanks again, Omid. Greetz !

Canon EOS 400D
1/60 second
ISO 200
150 mm