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
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