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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Is this Rose or Mini-Rose Moss?

This was sold to me as "Rose Moss" (Jungermannia pseudocyclop) from AFA in San Francisco. However after looking at pictures online, I believe it is actually mini-rose/pearl moss (Blepharostoma trichophyllum). Can anyone help confirm?








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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 07:13 PM
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I don't know crap about moss taxonomy, but that's probably the coolest moss I've ever seen.

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-15-2013, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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From google, this is what Rose Moss is supposed to look like:
(the one on the left)




And this is what Mini-Rose Moss should look like:




So to me, it looks more like mini. But I'm HORRIBLE at IDing plants.

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Re: Is this Rose or Mini-Rose Moss?

That is rose moss.
Mini rose looks completely different.

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That is rose moss.
Mini rose looks completely different.
Please elaborate. How does what I have look different than the photos of min-Rose Moss I posted? To me it looks the same, while the regular rose moss has larger pedals that are perpendicular to the stem, while what I have, and the photos of mini-rose moss run in-line.
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Just an update, found a SCAPE member familiar with both Rose and Mini-Rose moss. Regular rose moss should have the leaves wrapping around the frond, with a yellowish top, while mini rose moss has longer fronts, and the leaves are opposite each other running the length of the frond.

So what I have appears to be Mini-Rose Moss, aka Pearl Moss.
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your moss is really nice looking
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