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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"WALL SCREW MOSS"


This is the very common (especially on urban walls), "Wall screw moss". Its scientific name is Tortula muralis - and it doesn't take a graduate in classical languages to realise that quite literally means : Winding/twisted of walls.

Very apt name for this bryophyte - this is the moss you are (by far the) most likely to see on brickwork around urban areas - with stems growing from a plump, moist cushion.


I found this moss on the office wall a few days ago, and snapped it last night.

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