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Funaria hygrometrica

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 26 March 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Series: Belgian bryophyta

Funaria hygrometrica (NL: Gewoon krulmos / EN: Funaria moss / DE: Wetteranzeigendes Drehmoos, Echtes Drehmoos / FR: Funaire hygromètre)
is a very common moss species and is one that beginners will soon learn to recogniza. This weedy species is a colonist of bare, disturbed, nutrient-rich soils; it is particularly characteristic of old bonfire sites. The short (3–10 mm) shoots of this moss form loose carpets. The egg-shaped leaves vary in size (2–4 mm long) and are translucent, with very large, lax cells, easily seen with a ×10 hand lens. Asymmetrical capsules are usually present in
abundance, borne on a long (3–5 cm), swan-neck seta, with a large, elicate calyptra and a convex lid.
(info on the species based on: "Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland - a field guide" published by the British Bryological Society)

Image: Wijnegem (B) - 16/03/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/250 second F/5.6 ISO 200 150 mm

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Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Mooie foto van het Krulmos, is net een bloemstukje.
Ik wens je een fijne dag.

26 Mar 2012 9:20am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Une merveille... une belle macro avec des couleurs splendides!

26 Mar 2012 10:38am

christine from oelegem, Belgium

Dansende steeltjes die hun naam eer aandoen, je gunt ons een boeiende en verscheiden kijk in een kleine wereld die aan ons oog ontsnapt.

26 Mar 2012 6:37pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & beautiful!!!

26 Mar 2012 7:13pm

BlindPoet from Whangarei, New Zealand

nice...........up close and personal with other living things

27 Mar 2012 2:13am

Marilla from Turku, Finland

Brilliant macro again!

29 Mar 2012 7:46am

Canon EOS 400D
1/250 second
ISO 200
150 mm