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Sphagnum molle Sull.

Synonym
Vernacular Name
Торфовик м’якенький
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Conservation status
RDBUkr: Вразливі
Value of species
Remarks
Detail
Forms tight mats, with a smooth, velvety surface, the shoot branches squeezed together and pointing upwards, making individual capitula hardly discernible. Often found in small amounts, but can occur in quite large, pure stands. Pale or whitish-green, with a hint of pink, and never strongly coloured. Branch leaves are broad, concave, widest at mid-leaf and not abruptly narrowed towards the tip. The stem is pale or flecked with pink. Stem leaves are large – very large in comparison to branch leaves – and are widest at mid-leaf. Cushions often have unbranched stems mixed in with normal branched stems. Capsules are common.
Book reference
  • Рабик І.В., Данилків І.С. Мохоподібні (Hepaticophyta, Bryophyta) болота Немирів // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. - Львів, 2008. - 24. - С.115-126.
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Experts
  • Anastasiia SAVYTSKA, e-mail: asavitska@gmail.com

Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Bryophyta
Sphagnopsida_unranked_taxon
Sphagnopsida
Sphangales
Sphagnaceae