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Weissia controversa Hedw.

Synonym
  • Weissia viridula
Vernacular Name
Controverial Weissia Moss, Pigtail Moss
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It is a small yellowish-green cushion moss with 1.3-2.3 mm lanceolate leaves that are crispate and spirally contorted when dry, and in-rolled upwards (involute) along the margins. The capsule body is 1.0–1.5 mm. long, oblongoid-ellipsoid in shape, light green to deep brown (depending on its maturity), and hairless. have relatively wide-mouthed capsules and possess peristome teeth/ is common on soil in a wide range of open habitats, especially hedge banks, coastal banks and steep pasture.
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Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Bryophyta
Bryopsida_unranked_taxon
Bryopsida
Pottiales
Pottiaceae