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Sphagnum capillifolium

Sphagnum capillifolium (Ehrh.) Hedw.

Sphagnum acutifolium Ehrh. ex Schrad.

Sphagnum capillaceum (Weiss.) Schrank

Sphagnum nemoreum Scop. nom. dub.

Red Sphagnum Moss

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
DivisionBryophytaMosses
SubdivisionMusciMosses (all 12,000 of them)
ClassSphagnopsidaIncludes only Sphagnidae
SubclassSphagnidaeIncludes mostly sphagnum mosses; also Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each containing a single species
OrderSphagnalesIncludes mostly sphagnum mosses; also Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each containing a single species
FamilySphagnaceaeA family of moss with only one living genus: Sphagnum
GenusSphagnumFrom Latin sphagnos, “a kind of moss”
SpeciescapillifoliumProbably from Greek capillus, “hair,” and folium, leaf

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Sphagnum capillifolium description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Sphagnum capillifolium (Red Sphagnum Moss)

5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 10 × 7" (24 × 17 cm)