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    LF: Sphagnum pics!

    Hello!

    A few of you might remember when I started a page that I called "The Sphagnum Photo Page". So, I am looking for photos of Sphagnum in cultivation, or in the wild.

    Here's what I originally posted. :P http://terraforums.com/forums/showth...oss+photo+page

    Hey everyone!

    I thought it would be interesting to add a "Sphagnum moss photo page" to my website. Mainly just sphagnum in cultivation. I was originally going to only post photos of my sphagnum moss, but it's not the best example of how it can really be grown in cultivation.

    Here's what I have to far.

    Voice your opinions, please!

    Thanks!

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    I was thinking that, whenever there are some nice pics of Sphagnum on here or any other forum, I would ask permission and post them on the page. And of course I would say who's pictures they are in the captions of the photo on the page.
    If you've got some pics, feel free to post em'!

    Thanks for taking a look.

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    I'll post some when I can. I have a few species in cultivation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wire Man View Post
    I'll post some when I can. I have a few species in cultivation.
    Thanks.

    @Mass: Wow! Thanks a bunch!

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    Wish I had these IDed but I'm no bryologist...I haven't taken pics of anything in my pots though.





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    Sphag from Newport News, VA #1

    Sphagnum "Newport News #1" by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Newport News #2

    Sphagnum "Newport News #2" by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sphagnum compactum from Surry County, VA

    Sphagnum compactum by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sphagnum sp. from Surry County, VA

    Sphagnum by Wire Man, on Flickr

    Sphagnum molle from Surry County, VA

    Sphagnum molle by Wire Man, on Flickr

    I'll get better pics when I can. S. molle is usually much more colorful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devon View Post
    So, I am looking for photos of Sphagnum in cultivation, or in the wild.
    Here are two pictures of cultivated Sphagnum in my mini-bogs.
    So it is outdoor cultivatiod Sphagnum. Photos have been taken by the end of July, 2010.



    The interesting in these photos is, that they show some kind of "seed capsules". In fact, Sphagnum is not flowering and sets no seed, but those are indeed "sporophytes" in which huge amounts of spores for reproduction are growing during summer. These sporophytes grow if it is the right season and if the weather conditions are right. So sporophytes will not become visible each year.



    The sporophytes have a small cap at first. In the macro photo you can see two sporophytes still having their caps. On a sunny day, the cap pops off due to overpressure and the spores are shoot out and scattered around.

    As I have heard, not only the leaves in their macro and micro structures define a Sphagnum species, but also the sporophytes are different from species to species, so they can be used for species identification.

    I think I have a mix of at least two different Sphagnum species in my mini-bogs, but I have no clue about the species.

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    @Jpappy: Thanks!!

    @Wireman: I really like that sphagnum. The bright green is what I've been looking for. Thanks for the pics!

    @Jesse: Very nice macros and great information. Thank you very much.

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