4 responses to “Allotropa virgata”

  1. Liz

    Cool plant! I think it looks like it was covered with tiny penquins!
    Liz

  2. Daniel Mosquin

    I guess I’m not the only one who thought that!

  3. Carl Wishner

    I believe the moss shown in the photograph and referenced for size is Hylocomium splendens. In addition to being very beautiful, it is one of the most common mosses of circumboreal and arctic tundra habitats. Description and line drawing can be seen on the moss flora of North America website:
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=50&taxon_id=200002578

  4. Daniel Mosquin

    Carl, I agree, it likely is Hylocomium splendens.

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