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Bonsai moss

Pyrrhobryum spiniforme

Description:

This interesting moss covered a cylindrical lava rock.

Habitat:

Seen in the tropical rainforest of Volcanoes National Park, where it is indigenous and abundant. Annual rainfall is very high. Altitude of the volcano's rainforest is approximately 5000'.

Notes:

A display of the sporophyte generation of moss.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Alex Lau
Alex Lau 8 years ago
Pyrrhobryum
Pyrrhobryum spiniforme (possibly) http://hbs.bishopmuseum.org/pdf/trop-bryo.pdf


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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 8 years ago

Thank you, Alex Lau for your ID suggestion!

mauna Kunzah
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mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 4, 2013
Submitted on Feb 7, 2013

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