Sphagnum magellanicum Brid.
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|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||magellanicum||Latinized 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 12 Oct 2018.
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9/19/2009 · Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, ME
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain