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Bryum capillare

Moss

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Features

  • Height0.01m
  • Growth HabitMound
  • Leaf ColourVarious greens

Description

Bryum capillare (Moss). This is the most widespread of the species. It will produce dense tufts or wide cushions which are noted for the spiralling of the leaves when dry. They have a robust habit with broad leaves and large dropping capsules. This species is dioecious; the capsule is borne on a reddish seta up to 3cm in length, it will ripen to a reddish-brown colour with a blunt orange lid, red mouth and perfect peristome. The outer teeth are yellow or red at the base and have a paler underneath, with small spores.

Characteristics

Moss

Origin

Worldwide

Interest and use

Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist, Dry or Moist

Cultivation

Not usually cultivated

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