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Bryum capillare
Bryum capillare
Capillary Thread-moss
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0621 2161 (2021-06-23)

Copyright © 2021 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Apr 17, 2021
  • latitude 46.36127   longitude 13.70096     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Lower Trenta valley, right bank of river Soča; between villages Soča and Trenta; at the uppermost side of a pasture at Trenta 2b cottage, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: navadni trakar, kapljasti mah, - syn.: Rosulabryum capillare (Hedw.) J.R.Spence, Plagiobryum capillare (Hedw.) N.Pedersen, Ptychostomum capillare (Hedw.) D.T.Holyoak & N.Pedersen - Habitat: Mixed wood edge, Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies and Ostrya carpinifolia dominant trees; slightly inclined mountain slope, southeast aspect; shallow, calcareous, colluvial ground, partly sunny, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevations 635 m (2,100 feet), alpine phytogeographical region. Substratum: soil. Comment (applies to the Flickr album Bryum capillare): Bryum capillare is a common and widespread moss growing in dense mats on calcareous ground. It is rarely more than 1 – 2 cm tall, sometimes even less. It grows mostly on ground, among tree roots or on calcareous rocks covered with a thin layer of soil or hummus but sometimes also on bark of deciduous trees near the ground. It can be found mostly on shaded places, but also in open places, which are from moderately moist to moderately dry. It is widespread in Europe, from Island to Mediterranean, as well as in West Asia, Africa, both Americas, New Zealand and Oceania. Ref.: (1) Ian Atherton, Ed., Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland - a field guide, British Bryological Society (2010), p 586. (2) V. Wirth, R. Düell, Farbatlas Flechten und Moose, Ulmer, (2000), p 253. (3) V. Wirth, Die Moose Baden-Württembergs, Teil.2., Ulmer (1995), p 63.
  • camera   Camera: Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_ 1359/2021_DSC1993
  • photo category: Plant - mosses/etc

  • common names   Capillary Thread-moss, Bryum Moss (photographer)
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