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Marvellous Mosses

Dr M’s Marvellous Mosses: 2 Fissidentales

A really very characteristic group of mosses, the genus Fissidens often being mistaken for leafy liverworts by beginning students due to the complanate (flattened) shoots, and the leaves in two-ranks.

Dr M’s Marvellous Mosses: 1 Polytrichales

The Polytrichales is a characteristic order of acrocarpous mosses with robust, narrow leaves and a transparent sheathing base and with longitudinal lamellae on upper (adaxial) surface