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Sciuro-hypnum reflexum (Starke) Ignatov & Huttunen

Synonym
  • Brachythecium reflexum (Starke) Schimp.
Vernacular Name
Reflexed Feather-moss
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Conservation status
No status defined
Value of species
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Detail
Small plants with more or less pinnate shoots, and the nerve extends into the leaf tip. slender shoots (2–6 cm long), forming thin, intricate, flat patches of a rather open texture, or mixed with other mosses. The branches are widely spaced and tend to spread widely from the stem, though characteristically curved when dry. The leaves are shrunken and loosely erect or appressed when dry, but spread when moist. Stem leaves are about 1.5 mm long, broadly triangular in the lower half, abruptly narrowed at the base, and end in a long, slender point which appears thread-like when dry. The leaf base runs onto the stem, appearing as wide, conspicuous wings, which are visible with a hand lens when moist. Branch leaves are smaller and more egg-shaped, with a shorter tip.
Book reference
  • Данилків І.С., Рабик І.В. Мохоподібні (Bryophyta) природного заповідника «Медобори» // Чорноморський ботанічний журнал. – 2007. - Т.3, №1. - С.85-99.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Bryophyta
Bryopsida_unranked_taxon
Bryopsida
Hypnales
Brachythecioideae