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Moss/ Orthotrichum epiphytic bryophyte

Orthotrichum epiphytic bryophyte

Habitat:

In a dense thicket near a small creek up in a tree.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Orthotrichum spp.
Orthotrichum spp.


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6 Comments

meloniemeares
meloniemeares 7 years ago

That is a good idea for photographs, thanks! Being the word nerd that I am, my new list will be in your name with a slash followed by non-vasculars!

MilesBerkey
MilesBerkey 7 years ago

what is nice for looking at bryophytes in the field is a hand lens. 10- 20x will help you allot, they aren't too pricey either.

MilesBerkey
MilesBerkey 7 years ago

Not a problem I enjoy spreading the knowledge of non-vasculars.

meloniemeares
meloniemeares 7 years ago

Indeed! That must be it! Thanks so much for teaching me.

meloniemeares
meloniemeares 7 years ago

Thanks!! I was combed in thick among the brush! It was an arm length in height above me! I'm going to look that up now! Thanks so much!

MilesBerkey
MilesBerkey 7 years ago

its a bit difficult to distinguish from the shading, but these look to resemble a species of Orthotrichum: a very epiphytic bryophyte in North America. Its especially common on hardwoods.

meloniemeares
Spotted by
meloniemeares

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Feb 20, 2014
Submitted on Feb 21, 2014

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