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Bonsai moss

Pyrrhobryum spiniforme


This interesting moss covered a cylindrical lava rock.


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'.


A display of the sporophyte generation of moss.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Alex Lau
Alex Lau 7 years ago
Pyrrhobryum spiniforme (possibly)

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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

Thank you, Alex Lau for your ID suggestion!

mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, USA

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

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