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Tomentypnum nitens (Hedw.) Loeske

Synonym
  • Camptothecium nitens (Hedw.) Schimp.
  • Homalothecium nitens (Hedw.) H. Rob.
Vernacular Name
Woolly Feather-moss
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Plants 5-15 cm tall, ascending or stiffly erect, robust and often glossy when dry, yellowish-green to golden brown, branching pinnate and crowded, the stems densely felted with brown rhizoids. Leaves 3-4 mm long, erect-spreading, sometimes all pointed in the same direction (secund), lanceolate-triangular, tapering to a long narrow apex, strongly pleated or wrinkled longitudinally (plicate), stem and branch leaves similar, sometimes sprouting rhizoids from the back of the costa; margins entire or sinuose, plane or narrowly recurved; costa slender, extending 3/4 or 4/5 the length of the leaf, without spines; upper leaf cells long and narrow, thick-walled, smooth, basal cells with wall thinnings (porose), without a differentiated group of alar cells. Seta 2-5 cm, reddish, smooth. Capsules uncommon, 2-3 mm, orange-brown, horizontal, curved, short and thick, contracted under the mouth when dry. Distinctive characters: (1) large yellowish-green or golden brown moss in fens, (2) shiny, stiffly erect and crowded branches, (3) stems and stem leaves conspicuously matted with brown rhizoids, (4) long and slender leaves strongly plicate.
Book reference
  • Кузярін А.Т. Мохоподібні (Marchantiophyta, Bryophyta) території торфовища "Білогорща" (Розточчя) // Наукові записки Державного природознавчого музею. - Львів, 2010. - 26. - С.113-122.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Bryophyta
Bryopsida_unranked_taxon
Bryopsida
Hypnales
Amblystegiaceae
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