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Sphagnum magellanicum

Sphagnum magellanicum Brid.

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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”
SpeciesmagellanicumLatinized name of the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan (1470–1521) + -icus (definition not confirmed!)

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Sphagnum magellanicum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 21 Jun 2017.

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Sphagnum magellanicum

9/19/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain