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Tortula truncata

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 29 March 2013 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Tortula truncata (NL: Gewoon kleimos / EN: Intermediate pottia moss / DE: Abgestutztes Pottmoos/ FR: Tortula truncata) is one of the first (and commonest) mosses that beginners will find in areas of acidic soils. Shoots are clustered or scattered; most are 3–5 mm tall, but some may be much smaller. The broadly oblong leaves are about 2 mm long and widest above
the middle, with plane margins and the nerve projecting just beyond the tip. The short (up to 1 mm long) capsules are hardly any longer than wide, typically widest at the rim, and abundant, especially between autumn and spring. They have an obliquely elongated lid, lack a peristome and are borne on a yellowish seta 2–3.5 mm long.

Image taken with 150mm macro 1/1 + 2xTC: magnification: 2/1 (covered area about 7mm x 11mm)

Image: Wijnegem (BE) - 18/03/2013

Canon EOS 7D 1/8 second F/14.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

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29 Mar 2013 12:36pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice & amazing!
so beautiful colors & detail!

29 Mar 2013 8:07pm

Soheil from Tehran, Iran

nice focus

29 Mar 2013 9:27pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/8 second
ISO 200
300 mm