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A small sideline of the mosses are the "hornworts", which form green, horn-like hard thalli. Here on the picture the long stretched sporophytes can be seen, which finally will fork at the tip. Perhaps it is the species Phaeoceros laevis L.(Prosk.), found on Madeira.

Homepage(2)     Mosspictures by Michael Becker, 7/2002. Last modification: 7/2004.