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    any moss experts?

    I have what I 'think' are 3 mosses growing in the same pot of Cephs. The Ceph came packed in live sphag, and I used it as a top dressing. It's been about 10 weeks since it was potted up. Area #1 I'm thinking is Sphagnum, but area #2 and #3, well I have no idea. Maybe they are differant, of maybe not. Can someone help shed some light on what this 'ground cover' is?
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    The entire area with areas 1, 2, and 3 marked.


    Area #1


    Area #2


    Area#3

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    No area 51?

    Area #1 is Sphagnum mixed with something else. The reddish bit just above and to the left of the area is definitely Sphagnum

    Area #2 might be Dicranoweisia crispula.

    Area #3 is either Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus or Bryum caespiticium - note: this is the stuff the sprouts in my Chilean LFS.

    Photos of the spore capsules would help to identify the species.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    No area 51?

    Area #3 is either Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus or .
    no, definitely not, Rhytidiadelphus is a pleurocarpous moss, all 3 mosses are clearly acrocarpous.
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    Sarracenia rosea?...don't be ridiculous!

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