Moss Leaves

by T. Thekathyil

This series of moss micrographs takes its inspiration from Buck, Vitt & Malcolm's Key to the Genera of Australian Mosses - currently out of print.

Identification of mosses is largely by examination of leaf and capsule; cell arrangement is sufficiently distinctive to pin difficult subjects. But as the book's title suggests, this is only good to genus level.

Magnification refers to microscope objective used. We have tried to use the same scale to depict cells so they may be useful for comparison but this is not always practical. Click on the thumbnails to view larger images.

Achrophyllum dentatum
Achrophyllum
dentatum
Brachythecium rutabulum
Brachythecium
rutabulum
Calyptopogon mnioides
Calyptopogon
mnioides
Eurhynchium praelonga
Eurhynchium
praelonga
Hymenodon pilifer
Hymenodon
pilifer
Hypnodendron comosum
Hypnodendron
spininervium
Leptotheca gaudichaudii
Leptotheca
gaudichaudii
Mittenia plumula
Mittenia
plumula
Philonotis tenuis
Philonotis
tenuis
Pogonatum subulatum
Pogonatum
subulatum
Ptychomnion aciculare
Ptychomnion
aciculare
Rhizogonium distichum
Pyrrhobryum
mnioides
Racopilum cuspidigerum
Racopilum
cuspidigerum
Rhizogonium distichum
Rhizogonium
distichum
Rosulabryum billarderi
Rosulabryum
billarderi
Achrophyllum dentatum
Sauloma
tenella

Overflow:

Reference:
W.R. Buck, D.H. Vitt & W.M. Malcolm, Key to the Genera of Australian Mosses, Flora of Australia Supplementary Series Number 14, Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.

Page URL: https://www.disjunctnaturalists.com/articles1/mosses.htm

Back to top

91010-1, 13, 29, 855, 11275