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Sphagnum teres

Sphagnum teres


Plant noticeably golden. Fassicles with usually 3 spreading branches and 2 pendant. Capitula with curved or spreading branches, bud small.Branch leaves 1.5 mm long, hyaline cells with many large elliptic pores, green cells with very fine papillae; stem leaves hyaline cells not divided and without pores, about 2 mm long; Stems Red-brown.


This was found in a peatbog. It wasn't submerged but was just at the waterline of deep pool. There was a species of racomitrium that seemed to be associated with it.

No species ID suggestions


MilesBerkey 5 years ago

Thanks Lenny, yeah this is a Sphagnum. I just got the answer: Sphagnum teres.

LennyWorthington 5 years ago

Sphagnum ??

Washington, USA

Lat: 47.79, Long: -121.92

Spotted on Jan 30, 2014
Submitted on Jan 31, 2014

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