The most Moss families were found in the UK in 1891. Great for establishing cover for green roofs or bare rock gardens. Enter a scientific or common name at any rank. 9. Mosses are distributed throughout the world except in salt water and are commonly found in moist shady locations. Large cushions of plants, in particular, have an impressive and somewhat exotic appearance. The bryologist or scientist who first describes the genus or species gets to names it. It can be confused with another species, White Moss (Leucobryum albidum), which has a similar appearance. Plume Moss. – fissidens moss P: Species Fissidens littlei (R.S. Virginia had the highest population of Moss … Six species are known at present, 4 or 5 grow in Japan and 2 in North America: • Climacium americanum– American climacium moss • Climacium dendroides– tree climacium moss, sometimes called European tree moss
Moss, (division Bryophyta), any of at least 12,000 species of small nonvascular spore-bearing land plants. Classification for Kingdom Plantae Down to Genus Fissidens Hedw. Type: Pleurocarpous Spanish moss (Tillandsia usneoides) is an air plant in the pineapple family of Bromeliaceae. Species Fissidens limbatus Sull. Pincushion Moss (Leucobryum glaucum) is the most common species of its genus in Illinois. Club mosses are fern allies in the family Lycopodiaceae. Common moss species. Spanish moss ( Tillandsia usneoides) is an air plant of the pineapple family ( Bromeliaceae ). The name is based on a comparison of the Java Moss grown in Japan and the herbarium specimen of Taxiphyllum barbieri from Vietnam.


(Iwatsuki 1982). Many soft, low-lying plants have a common name with "moss" in it, but are actually vascular plants or lichens, like Irish moss (Chondrus crispus), a red alga. That classification is based on a mixture of molecular, morphological (macroscopic and microscopic) and cell structure data and, for the sake of brevity, will be referred to as the 2000 classification on this web page. This is my favourite moss of all, I love both its Latin and common name and the surprising brightness of the red stems when most of us assume moss is always green. Mosses (phylum Bryophyta) The starting point is the moss classification scheme set out in the paper given in the next Reference button. Beard moss ( Usnea species), Iceland moss ( Cetraria islandica ), oak moss ( Evernia prunastri ), and reindeer moss ( Cladonia species) are lichens. Characteristics: A moss with an odd name that grows close to the ground and spreads rapidly. Unlike many types of moss, this one loves the full sun. The Moss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. Scientific name: Ptilium crista-castrensis. & Coppey) Iwats. There are instances, as with Bryoandersonia illecebra, in which the person naming the moss honored someone, in this case bryologist Lewis Anderson, but had to "Latinize" his name to fit conventions. Mosses are referred to by their Latin names at the genus and species level (a binomial). Credit: HermannSchachner / Wikimedia. This was about 11% of all the recorded Moss's in the USA. In the woods they're on old fallen logs and shaded rocks. Oak moss (Evernia prunastri), and reindeer moss (Cladonia species) are both lichens. In 1840 there were 95 Moss families living in Virginia. The generic name Climacium is derived from the Greek for a little ladder, referring to the appearance of the inner teeth. The Java Moss has been identified many years ago by Prof. Zen Iwatsuki at the Hattori Botanical Laboratory in Japan as a species of Taxiphyllum - Taxiphyllum barbieri (Card. Around the house, look beneath dense shrubbery, on the northern sides of tree trunks, and at the base of the house's northern foundation. The red stems of glittering wood moss.