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Hi all. I have assembled a number of mosses over the years, and I'm disappointed to say that mostly they look pretty similar to each other. I don't know if that is because it's the reality of the situation and most mosses just really do look similar, or if people have sent me things that weren't really what they were supposed to be (no accusations intended, this stuff is confusing). So I am looking for somebody else who has a bunch of mosses that might be willing to trade and see what we can come up with between us. I have what was sent to me as:
- anchor moss (Taxiphyllum sp)
- christmas moss (Vesicularia montagne)
- flame moss (Taxiphyllum sp)
- Java moss (Taxiphyllum barbieri).
- peacock moss (Taxiphyllum sp)
- phoenix moss (Fissidens fontanus).
- rose moss (Jungermannia pseudocyclop)
- Taiwan moss (Taxiphyllum alternans)
- willow moss (Fontinalis antipyretica)
To my eyes, the phoenix moss is the most distinct and easiest to tell apart from anything else--it's not even close. Very nice. The willow moss is fairly different, and you can tell that apart from the others pretty easily. But all the Taxiphyllum and Vesicularia and even Jengermannia all look pretty similar to me, with the exception of flame moss, which has the same general appearance as the others but grows in upward twists.

Anyway, that's what I have and can offer. I'd be interested in anything you have that you think is distinct. Here are some other names I've encountered that interest me:
- erect moss (Vesicularia reticulata)
- mini christmas moss (Vesicularia sp.)
- mini rose moss (Blepharostoma trichophyllum)
- NL moss (Notocyphus lutescens)
- red moss (Caloglossa cf. beccarii)
- stringy moss (Leptodictyum riparium)
- weeping moss (V. ferriei)
And the not so similar
- mini pellia or coral moss (Riccardia chamedryfolia)
- pellia (Monosolenium tenerum)

Beyond mosses, I can also offer in trade (more or less)
- Java fern, regular (Microsorum pteropus).
- Java fern, needle (Microsorum pteropus 'needle').
- water sprite (Ceratopteris thalictroides). often a floater.
- duckweed (Lemna minor).
- riccia/crystalwort, common (Riccia fluitans).
- riccia/crystalwort, dwarf (Riccia fluitans 'dwarf').
- water sprite (Ceratopteris thalictroides)
Ground cover:
- clover (Marsilea hirsuta?).
- dwarf baby's tears (Hemianthus callitrichoides). mine grows on bark near the surface, technically more emergent than ground cover.
- dwarf hairgrass (Eleocharis acicularis)
- dwarf sag (Sagittaria subulata).
- micro sword (Lilaeopsis mauritiana)
- pennywort, common (Hydrocotyle leucocephala?)
- pennywort, Japanese (Hydrocotyle sp. 'Japan')
- giant baby's tears (Micranthemum umbrosum) - I actually grow this as a floating mat
- hornwort (Ceratophylum demersum)
- hygro angustifolia (Hygrophila corymbosa 'angustifolia').
- hygro common (Hygrophila polysperma) this variety likes to grow horizontally
- hygro sunset (Hygrophila polysperma 'sunset')
- red ludwigia (Ludwigia repens)
- rotalas (Rotala rotundifolia)
- micro sword (Lilaeopsis mauritiana)
- Osiris sword (Echinodorus osiris)
- vesuvius sword (Echinodorus angustifolia 'Vesuvius')

And beyond your mosses, I would also be interested to receive:
- Amazon frogbit (Limnobium laevigatum).
- pygmy chain sword (Echinodorus tenellus)
- dwarf water lettuce (Pistia stratiotes 'dwarf').
- red root floater (Phyllanthus fluitans)
- salvinia/water spangles (Salvinia minima).
- floating fern (Azolla sp.)
- guppy grass (Najas sp.)
- micro sword (Lilaeopsis brasiliensis)
- Ug (Utricularia graminifolia)
- glosso (Glossostigma elatinoides)
- water wisteria (Hygrophila difformis)

That’s a lot of territory, lol. I’m mostly interested in trading mosses, but the other stuff is nice too. Please don’t write to me wanting to trade 1 piece of your wisteria for 20 of my mosses and stems, lol—I’m talking big and even trades here!

thanks much.
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