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Pogonatum spec.

capsules of a Pogonatum spec.

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A near relative of the already shown genus Polytrichum is the genus Pogonatum. In both genera the still developing capsules are covered totally by a hairy tissue (the calyptra). The Pogonatum species are very manifold: There some, which only form some kind of green felt on the ground (the protonema), and others, which reach lengths of 40cm. The picture shows probably Pogonatum aloides.

Homepage(2)     Mosspictures by Michael Becker, 5/2002. Last modification: 7/2002.