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    Sphagnum?

    Is this sphagnum? Found in Virginia...













    It definitely looks like the structure and growth pattern of sphagnum, but what concerns me is the growth tips. They don't look like the typical sphagnum star-like growth points, but the rest of the parts of the strand look just like sphagnum. So what do you guys think?

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    Not sphagnum duder..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mass View Post
    Not sphagnum duder..
    Rats!

    I'll tell the person who found it to look around for something different, but this time I'll stress the fact of the star-shaped growth points.

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    Better not to collect sphagnum from the wild anyways. Many species are protected and wild sphagnum can introduce unwanted pathogens and parasites into your collection. (pathogen that is found in north america could wreck havoc on a Nepenthes or Heliamphora.) be careful.
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    Iv'e collected that false stuff before...it was quite disappointing when I found out because it looked so much like it too. Don't worry, eventually you'll have a bog of sphagnum one way or the other..


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    Definitely not Sphagnum. That kind of moss likes dryer conditions.

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    None of that is Sphagnum.

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    Thanks for all the responses!

    I told the dude who is collecting for me to look for the distinct star-like growth tips. He said that the moss in my original post and some pond moss were the only two he found. He's going to go back, but odd are he won't find any and I'll have to grow out the little that I have. I just wish it would grow faster lol. It's slower growing than my neps.

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