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Flexitrichum gracile
Flexitrichum gracile
Slender Ditrichum
Photographer: Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

ID: 0000 0000 0123 0023 (2023-01-01)

Copyright © 2023 Dr. Amadej Trnkoczy

  • date of photo  Oct 31, 2021
  • latitude 46.35819   longitude 13.70461     View on Google Maps.
  • location   Lower Trenta valley, between villages Soča and Trenta, about 100 m upstream from Matevž's (Trenta 1) footbridge, left bank of river Soča, few meters above a river bed, East Julian Alps (Posočje, Slovenia)
  • family Flexitrichaceae
  • notes   Syn.: Ditrichum gracile (Mitt.)Kuntze, Ditrichum crispatissimum (Mill. Hqal.) Par. - Habitat: very steep, rocky mountain slope, northwest aspect; about 10 m above mountain stream; on soil-covered boulders, calcareous, skeletal ground, partly on overgrown scree; open place, mostly in shade; exposed to direct rain, average precipitations ~ 3.000 mm/year, average temperature 6-8 deg C, elevation 545 m (1.790 feet), alpine phytogeographical region. - Substratum: sandy soil. - Comment (pertains to Flickr album Flexitrichum gracile): Flexitrichum gracile is a widespread and fairly common moss. Since it is quite tall and grows in the typically lax patches of thin, wispy stems, it is not difficult to recognize it. - It is an acrocarpous moss, which means that the stems are erect and in which the archegonia (female sex organs), and hence the capsules, are borne at the tips of stems. This type of mosses shows usually little or no branching and grow in erect tufts. However, in Flexitrichum gracile the capsules are very rare. - Ref.: (1) I. Atherton, S. Bosanquet, M. Lawley, eds., Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland, British Bryological Society, (2010), p 349 (2) M. Nebel, G.Philippi, eds., Die Moose Baden-Württembergs, Vol: 1. (2000), p 204. (3) M. Luth, Mosses of Europe – A Photographic Flora., Vol.1., ML Publ., Freiburg, Germany (2019), p 373. (4) (accessed Dec. 31. 2022)
  • camera   Sony ILCE6000 / Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar E 16-70 mm/f4
  • contributor's ID #  Bot_1416/2021_DSC09378
  • photo category: Plant - mosses/etc

  • common names   Slender Ditrichum (photographer)
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