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  • Image author: Alan Hale ©
  • Dicranum scoparium, example species. This is a prominent moss in many habitats, being tolerant of a wide range of conditions, from acid to neutral. Its leaves are long and tapering to fine points, and toothed towards their tips. A nerve runs the entire length of the leaf, and groups of orange-brown cells occur in the basal angles. The stems are erects, with the leaves often tending to curve in one direction (a condition known as secund). In woodlands, may be confused with the close relative, Dicranum majus.
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  • Website: Mosses and Liverworts in Wales