Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Log Mosses

Three drawings today to complete my Logs & Stumps section:

Brachythecium rutabulum - a large moss, non-plicate leaves, chubby capsule with a papillose seta.

the leaves are toothed almost all the way around, long flexuose median cells, small decurrencies

Oncophorus wahlenbergii - an uncommon species of logs in swampy places. It's leaves are crisped and curly when dry and have a sheathing base.. the most distinctive feature of this moss is the 'adams apple' at the base of the capsule.

And lastly, Plagiomnium ciliare: a common moss which grows not only on logs,
 but on the ground especially in wet areas. It has wide leaves with multi-cellular teeth all around the edges.

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