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
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