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Campylopus fragilis
Campylopus fragilis
Brittle Swan-neck Moss
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0522 1228 (2022-05-30)

Copyright © 2022 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Mar 19, 2022
  • latitude 46.36000   longitude 13.69950     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Lower Trenta valley, right bank of river Soča; between villages Soča and Trenta; near Soča 48 abandoned cottage, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)
  • notes   Slo.: krhki labodovratec - Habitat: small former pasture, now partly overgrown with bushes (Corylus avellana dominant) and scattered small trees (Fraxinus ornus, Ostrya carpinifolia, Picea abies); calcareous ground; slightly inclined mountain slope, southeast aspect; warm, half sunny, dry place; exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 7-9 deg C, elevations 635 m (2.080 feet), alpine phytogeographical region. - Substratum: shallow sandy soil. - Comments (pertain to pictures in Flicker album Campylopus fragilis): Campylopus fragilis is a wide spread species (Europe, Africa, Asia) yet nowhere a common moss. In Slovenia it is a rare species. It usually appears in small patches not much greater than a few square decimeters. Such is also the case in this observation. Its 'specialty' are deciduous leaves. They are almost white when they fall off. Many times they appear abundantly and make the species easy to recognize. - Ref.: (1) Personal communication (conf.) with doc.dr. Simona Strgulc Krajšek, Biotechnical Faculty - University of Ljubljana, Department of biology. (2) Ian Atherton, Ed., Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland - a field guide, British Bryological Society (2010), p 255. (3) M. Lüth, Mosses of Europe – A Photographic Flora, Michael Lüth, Vol. 2., 2019, pp 483. (4) M. Nebel, G. Philippi, eds., Die Mosse Baden-Wurttembergs, Band 1., (2000), Ulmer, p 167.
  • camera   Nikon D700 / Nikkor Micro 105mm/f2.8
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_1444/2022_DSC6435
  • photo category: Plant - mosses/etc

  • common names   Brittle Swan-neck Moss (photographer)
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