Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Catherine's moss added to year list

A species I missed off the list from Sunday, but which I shall now add. One of those moments when you hope nobody was looking as it was originally mis-identified ... this is of course Atrichum undulatum, or Catherine's Moss. The leaves are not only toothed, but doubly so. On a naming note this is a rare occurrence of a moss with two English names, as it's also called Common Smoothcap (a-trichum = hairless).

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