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Moss / Liverwort / HornwortDawsonia

A moss at Black Mountain

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Dawsonia at Black Mountain - 13 Sep 2015
Dawsonia at Black Mountain - 13 Sep 2015
Dawsonia at Black Mountain - 13 Sep 2015

Identification history

Moss / Liverwort / Hornwort Dawsonia 17 Sep 2015 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 15 Sep 2015 KenT

Author's notes

Western side of Black Mountain on steep south-facing bank of an erosion gully.

5 comments

Heino wrote:
   17 Sep 2015
Probably a species of Dawsonia (but a mature spore capsule would clearly show whether it's that genus or Polytrichum). Two photos show immature capsules, still with their pinkish, hairy coverings (technically calyptrae). You can see a mature Dawsonia capsule at http://www.cpbr.gov.au/bryophyte/photos-captions/dawsonia-sp-81.html and some Polytrichum capsules at http://www.cpbr.gov.au/bryophyte/photos-captions/polytrichum-juniperinum-65.html. The third photo shows the apical, circular pads where sperm are produced. One Polytrichum found locally has strikingly red pad, shown at http://www.cpbr.gov.au/bryophyte/photos-captions/polytrichum-commune-171.html.
KenT wrote:
   19 Sep 2015
Thanks Heino! is there a checklist for the bryophytes of the ACT or southern tablelands region?
Heino wrote:
   22 Sep 2015
Alas, KenT, no such checklist yet.
KenT wrote:
   22 Sep 2015
Thanks Heino, I assume then that the bryophyte records have not been transferred into an electronic database?
Heino wrote:
   23 Sep 2015
KenT, depends on what you mean by bryophyte records. You can get to the databased records of Australian herbarium collections via Australia's Virtual Herbarium (AVH). Go to http://avh.chah.org.au/ and select search. There you can select spatial search, draw a simple shape on a map and find out what herbarium specimens come from that area. Filter your search by selecting bryophytes (under botanical groups in the left hand panel) to get just the bryophytes. You can look then choose to look at the list of records. This is not a checklist since many species will be listed more than once (since the AVH lists records of collections). The AVH gives you whatever identification somebody stuck on a specimen, so there may be the odd error. Still, you may find the AVH search useful to some degree, pending the production of a checklist with verified identifications. Let me know if my instructions are too vague.

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Tachyglossus aculeatus (Short-beaked Echidna) at Black Mountain - 13 Oct 2019
Caladenia fuscata (Dusky fingers) at Black Mountain - 22 Sep 2019
Hysterobrevium mori at Black Mountain - 18 Jun 2017
Lobelia browniana at Black Mountain - 23 Dec 2016
Caladenia sp. at Black Mountain - 14 Nov 2016
Coronidium oxylepis subsp. lanatum (Woolly Pointed Everlasting) at Black Mountain - 14 Nov 2016
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2016
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016
Phyllanthus hirtellus (Thyme Spurge) at Black Mountain - 13 Sep 2015
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 21 Apr 2014
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 21 Apr 2014

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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