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Moss / Liverwort / HornwortFunaria hygrometrica

A water moss at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby

Funaria hygrometrica at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Aug 2015

Identification history

Moss / Liverwort / Hornwort Funaria hygrometrica 29 Sep 2015 Heino
Unidentified 6 Sep 2015 Mike

2 comments

Mike wrote:
   6 Sep 2015
When and how do I photograph moss so it can be identified?
Heino wrote:
   29 Sep 2015
The dominant feature in this photo is the mass of immature, green spore capsules on strongly twisted stalks. Now to your question, Mike. You could say that there are two parts to a moss - the vegetative part (consisting of stems with leaves) and the sporing part (consisting of a spore-producing capsule). That capsule may be produced at the end of a stalk that grows out from the vegetative part or it may be stalkless. The capsule starts off green and turns some shade of brown when mature. Ideally, get photos of the vegetative part as well as photos of immature and mature capsules. Also, take a drawn back photo to show something of the surrounds and what the moss is growing on - or make a note of it if you're not sure a photo will show things clearly. All that is the ideal, not always achievable. For example, some mosses produce spore capsules very rarely. Even with an ideal set of photos an identification may not be possible, since the recognition of many species relies on features that won't show in a photo. On the other hand, there are mosses which are identifiable without all those ideal photos (and Funaria hygrometrica is one such species). As to when to photograph them - that varies. In some species the spore capsules hang around for ages, in other species no. I hope these comments are not too vague, but let me know if anything is unclear or if you have any other question.

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Nearby Sightings

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Ficus carica (Fig) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019 Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019 Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019 Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019 Unidentified Moss / Liverwort / Hornwort (TBC) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019 Pyracantha angustifolia (Firethorn, Orange Firethorn) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 May 2019 Mycena sp. ‘grey or grey-brown caps’ at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 May 2019 Uraba lugens (TBC) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 May 2019 Suillus granulatus (Weeping Bolete) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Apr 2019 Tamarix sp. at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 30 Oct 2018 Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 16 Sep 2018 Pinus radiata (Radiata Pine, Monterey Pine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 16 Sep 2018 Yucca aloifolia (Spanish Bayonet) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 23 Jun 2018 Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 May 2018 Dasineura sp. (genus) (Flower-galling Midge) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 9 May 2018 Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Apr 2018 Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Apr 2018 Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 6 Feb 2018 Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 Oct 2017 Chlorophyllum sp. at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jun 2017 Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 Jun 2016 Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 Jun 2016 Pyracantha angustifolia (Firethorn, Orange Firethorn) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 Jun 2016 Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 11 Jun 2016 Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 29 May 2016 Ficus carica (Fig) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 10 Nov 2015 Narcissus tazetta (Jonquil) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Aug 2015 Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Aug 2015 Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Jun 2015 Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Feb 2015 Pelargonium australe (Native Stork’s Bill) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 30 Dec 2014 Malus pumila (Apple) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 6 Oct 2014 Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 May 2014 Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin bug) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 9 Apr 2014
Ficus carica (Fig) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019
Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019
Unidentified Moss / Liverwort / Hornwort (TBC) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019
Pyracantha angustifolia (Firethorn, Orange Firethorn) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 May 2019
Mycena sp. ‘grey or grey-brown caps’ at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 May 2019
Uraba lugens (TBC) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 May 2019
Suillus granulatus (Weeping Bolete) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Apr 2019
Tamarix sp. at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 30 Oct 2018
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 16 Sep 2018
Pinus radiata (Radiata Pine, Monterey Pine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 16 Sep 2018
Yucca aloifolia (Spanish Bayonet) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 23 Jun 2018
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 May 2018
Dasineura sp. (genus) (Flower-galling Midge) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 9 May 2018
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Apr 2018
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Apr 2018
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 6 Feb 2018
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 Oct 2017
Chlorophyllum sp. at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jun 2017
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 Jun 2016
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 Jun 2016
Pyracantha angustifolia (Firethorn, Orange Firethorn) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 Jun 2016
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 11 Jun 2016
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 29 May 2016
Ficus carica (Fig) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 10 Nov 2015
Narcissus tazetta (Jonquil) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Aug 2015
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Aug 2015
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Jun 2015
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Feb 2015
Pelargonium australe (Native Stork’s Bill) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 30 Dec 2014
Malus pumila (Apple) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 6 Oct 2014
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 May 2014
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin bug) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 9 Apr 2014

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 22 Aug 2015 4:10 PM Recorded on
  • Mike Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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