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Hylocomium splendens
Hylocomium splendens
Glittering Wood-moss
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0413 2830 (2013-04-20)

Copyright © 2013 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Nov 17, 2012
  • latitude 46.35952   longitude 13.69819     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Lower Trenta valley, west of ‘Na Melu’ place, near Strgulc abandoned farm house, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: bleščeče sedje - Habitat: Mixed wood, under Picea abies, rocky, almost flat terrain, limestone bedrock, humid place, in half-shade, partly protected from direct rain by tree canopies, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevation 620 m (1.770 feet), alpine phytogeographical region. - Substratum: rocks and ground soil. - Comment: Growing in large patches among larger rocks and trees. Branch leafs have no nerves. This is a quite common but large and beautiful moss with characteristic red stems. Capsules are uncommon and I haven’t seen them yet. - Ref.: (1) V.Wirth, R.Düll, Farbatlas Flechten und Moose, Ulmer (2000), p 304. (2 ) I. Atherton, S. Bosanquet, M. Lawley, eds., Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland, British Bryological Society, (2010), p 821. (3) M. Nebel, G.Philippi, eds., Die Moose Baden-Württembergs, Vol: 1.2.3. (2000, 2001, 2005), p 517. (4) B.Marbach, C.Kainz, Moose, Farne und Flechten, BLV (2002), p 56.
  • camera   Canon G11, 6.1-30mm/f2.8-4.5
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_679/2012_IMG2046
  • photo category: Plant - mosses/etc

  • common names   Glittering Wood-moss (photographer)
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