Mosses (Division Bryophyta) | Structure, Development, Classification, Macroevolution, Biogeography & Ecology

Mosses (Division Bryophyta)

Mosses (Division Bryophyta) are small plants found in various ecosystems, including areas with short growing seasons and tropical rain forests. There are approximately 12,000 recognized species that display a wide range of morphological diversity. Due to different lineages and character loss, a unifying macroscopic definition for mosses is impossible. Most mosses have a sporophyte with […]

Hedwigia Ciliata: Medusa Moss Or White-Tipped Moss

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Hedwigia Ciliata, commonly known as Medusa moss or white-tipped moss, is a fascinating species of moss found in various parts of the world. This bryophyte is named after Johann Hedwig, the father of bryology, and is known for its unique appearance and intriguing characteristics. In this article, we will explore the morphology, habitat, reproduction, and […]

Acrocarpous Moss vs. Pleurocarpous Moss | Differences Explained

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All mosses can be classified into two types: Acrocarpous and Pleurocarpous. Below we explain the difference between these two types of mosses. What Is Acrocarpous Moss? Acrocarpous mosses have an upright growth habit and grow slower than Pleurocarpous mosses. Encyclopedia.com defines Acrocarpous Moss as: “A type of moss in which the archegonia, and hence the capsules, are […]

Why Moss Turns Black And What You Can Do About It

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Moss grows beautiful for years, but the moss suddenly turned black. It happens from the bottom up, and sometimes parts die altogether. The moss is close to a pond or is part of a (moss) terrarium. Do you recognize this problem? Why Does Moss Turn Black? There can be many reasons why moss is turning […]

How To Grow Moss Between Flagstones

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If you have a shady area in your garden that is too moist for grass, you might want to consider growing moss between the flagstones. It will create a beautiful patio. Below is a guide on growing moss between flagstones. Growing moss between dry-set flagstone in a shady area is a natural combination. In a […]

How To Harvest And Collect Moss | Scooping, Scraping & Raking Explained

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Mosses can be harvested by scooping, scraping, or raking. The technique for moss collection depends on the type of moss. Acrocarpous mosses can best be harvested after rainfall with the scooping technique. Pleurocarpous mosses can be collected by scooping, scraping, or raking. Acrocarpous Mosses Acrocarpous mosses are best harvested by scooping them after a rainfall.  […]

When And How To Water Moss

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When to water moss depends if it is recently transplanted or already established. It also depends if it is an Acrocarpous moss or a Pleurocarpous moss. Below is a guide with instructions on when and how to water mosses. How To Water Moss Watering moss using a hose and fine spray head is the most […]

How To Grow Moss Between Pavers

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If you want to grow moss between pavers, choose an area with a maximum of 60% sunlight, water it regularly, and add sulfur to the soil if needed. Below is a guide with instructions on how to grow moss between pavers. Choosing The Right Moss Look for Pluerocarp Mosses and transplant between pavers, then water […]

The Truth About Moss | Dispelling Moss Myths

There are many moss myths going around, and we often get questions about moss myths that we like to clear up. The first one will be the ‘moss buttermilk myth’. After that, we explain on which side of a tree moss grows, followed by the question if moss causes allergies and if ticks like moss. […]