Sphagnum capillifolium (Ehrh.) Hedw.
Sphagnum acutifolium Ehrh. ex Schrad.
Sphagnum capillaceum (Weiss.) Schrank
Sphagnum nemoreum Scop. nom. dub.
Red Sphagnum Moss
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subdivision||Musci||Mosses (all 12,000 of them)|
|Class||Sphagnopsida||Includes only Sphagnidae|
|Subclass||Sphagnidae||Includes mostly sphagnum mosses; also Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each containing a single species|
|Order||Sphagnales||Includes mostly sphagnum mosses; also Ambuchanania, Eosphagnum, and Flatbergium, each containing a single species|
|Family||Sphagnaceae||A family of moss with only one living genus: Sphagnum|
|Genus||Sphagnum||From Latin sphagnos, “a kind of moss”|
|Species||capillifolium||Probably 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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5/15/2010 · Garden in the Woods, Framingham, MA
≈ 10 × 7" (24 × 17 cm)