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Sphagnum compactum

Sphagnum compactum

Description:

Plant small and compact, yellow-green; capitulum and sometimes branches poorly developed; plant sometimes without branches; stems dark brown; stem leaves small, less than 1mm; branch leaves 1.4 -3 mm squarrose, ovate and abruptly involute in distal portion, pores numerous;

Habitat:

Small cushion forming colony on top of Easy Ridge. 1838 meters. North Cascades NP. Associates: Sphagnum, Carex and Kalmia species.


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1 Comment

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

So interesting Miles! For everyone's education can you specify what part of the moss we're looking at in the cross-section, as well as the type of cells we see? Thanks in advance!

MilesBerkey
Spotted by
MilesBerkey

Washington, USA

Lat: 48.87, Long: -121.43

Spotted on Aug 27, 2016
Submitted on Sep 6, 2016

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