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Polytrichum ohioense

Polytrichum ohioense Renauld & Cardot

Polytrichastrum ohioense (Renauld & Cardot) G.L. Sm.

 

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
GenusPolytrichumFrom Greek poly, “many,” trichum, “hair”
Speciesohioense

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Polytrichum ohioense

This might be Polytrichum pallidesetum. · 4/21/2013 · Crow Hill Trail, Leominster State Forest, Leominster, MA
≈ 8 × 5" (19 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain