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Atrichum altecristatum

Atrichum altecristatum (Renauld & Cardot) Smyth & Smyth

Atrichum selwynii Austin var. altecristatum (Renauld & Cardot) Nyholm

Atrichum undulatum (Hedw.) P. Beauv. var. alleghaniense (Jenn.) Jenn.

Atrichum undulatum (Hedw.) P. Beauv. var. altecristatum Renauld & Cardot

Wavy Starburst Moss

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
OrderPolytrichalesA group of mosses which tend to be among the larger ones, with a thickened central stem and root
FamilyPolytrichaceaeA group of mosses which tend to be among the larger ones, with a thickened central stem and root
GenusAtrichum
Speciesaltecristatum

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Atrichum altecristatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 6 Aug 2013.

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Atrichum altecristatum (Wavy Starburst Moss)

8/14/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain