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re mystery moss
- To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
- Subject: re mystery moss
- From: Stephan Mifsud <valerandi at yahoo_com>
- Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 11:44:37 -0700 (PDT)
The photos of the mystery moss are very good.
Fontinalis antipyretica has many varieties and each is
a different size. Your moss may or may not be a
Most varieties of F.a. have a 'keel' in their leaves.
There are also other aquatic mosses in Europe.
However to identify the moss one would need a
since moss identification normally requires a
the cell form and layout in a leaf with ID keys. Your
appears to be able to take compound microscope photos.
can send a photo of whole leaves and close ups of the
at various parts throughout the leaf I might be able
the moss. If I can't, I know a professional Spanish
bryologist who will.
The water parameters and light conditions where the
grows naturally will effect its overall structure, and
mosses grown in aquaria sometimes do not appear the
Details of the place where he collected the moss is
A sample of the moss will also help : )
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