Monthly Archives: February 2017

Leucolepis acanthoneuron • Menzies’ tree moss

Familia: Mniaceae ⇾Genus: Leucolepis ⇾Species: Leucolepis acanthoneuron Genus name:  Leucolepis Lindb. leucolepis umbrella moss (no Japanese name, as this moss doesn’t grow in Japan) About genus: According to USDA classification Leucolepis Lindb. – leucolepis umbrella moss genus contains only 1 … Continue reading

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Atrichum undulatum • Common Smoothcap moss

Familia: Polytrichaceae  →  Genus: Atrichum  → Species: Atrichum undulatum Genus name:  Atrichum (Polytrichaceae) • タチゴケ属 • tachi-goke zoku (‘zoku’ means ‘genus’, ‘goke’ is ‘moss’) • About genus: Atrichum is a moss from the family of Polytrichaceae, very common on soil banks and other … Continue reading

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Polytrichum commune • Common haircap moss

Familia: Polytrichaceae  →  Genus: Polytrichum  → Species: Polytrichum commune Genus name: Polytrichum  (Polytrichaceae) スギゴケ属 • sugi goke  (literally: cryptomeria moss) About genus: Polytrichum mosses are called called haircap moss or hair moss (also called pigeon wheat mosses, per Encyclopedia Britannica). They often form large … Continue reading

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