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Anomodon attenuatus

Anomodon attenuatus (Hedw.) Hüb.

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
DivisionBryophytaMosses
SubdivisionMusciMosses (all 12,000 of them)
ClassBryopsidaMosses with arthrodontous spore capsules, which is most of them
SubclassBryidaeMosses with a double peristome with alternating tooth segments
OrderLeucodontalesAlso called hypnales, if that’s any help
FamilyAnomodontaceaeAnomodon, haplohymenium, and herpetineuron mosses
GenusAnomodonMeans “irregular teeth”
SpeciesattenuatusMeans “weakened, reduced, narrowed to a point”

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Anomodon attenuatus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 9 Aug 2010.

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Anomodon attenuatus

9/20/2014 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA

Anomodon attenuatus

9/14/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 15 × 10" (39 × 26 cm)