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Moss / Liverwort / HornwortFunaria hygrometrica

A water moss at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby

Funaria hygrometrica at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 23 Aug 2015

Identification history

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

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2 comments

wrote:
   6 Sep 2015
When and how do I photograph moss so it can be identified?
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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Corcorax melanorhamphos (White-winged Chough) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 11 May 2020 by Mike
Goodenia hederacea (Ivy Goodenia) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 4 Apr 2020 by Mike
Ficus carica (Fig) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 Mar 2020 by Mike
Ficus carica (Fig) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Nov 2019 by Mike
Ficus carica (Fig) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019 by Mike
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019 by Mike
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019 by Mike
Calliphora sp. (genus) (Unidentified blowfly) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019 by Mike
Campylopus clavatus (A moss) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 27 Aug 2019 by Mike
Pyracantha angustifolia (Firethorn, Orange Firethorn) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 21 May 2019 by Mike
Mycena sp. ‘grey or grey-brown caps’ at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 May 2019 by Mike
Uraba lugens (Gum-leaf Skeletoniser) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 17 May 2019 by Mike
Suillus granulatus (Weeping Bolete) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Apr 2019 by Mike
Tamarix sp. at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 30 Oct 2018 by Mike
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 16 Sep 2018 by Mike
Pinus radiata (Radiata Pine, Monterey Pine) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 16 Sep 2018 by Mike
Yucca aloifolia (Spanish Bayonet) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 23 Jun 2018 by Mike
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 May 2018 by Mike
Dasineura sp. (genus) (Flower-galling Midge) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 9 May 2018 by Mike
Platycercus elegans (Crimson Rosella) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Apr 2018 by Mike
Boreoides subulatus (Wingless Soldier Fly) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Apr 2018 by Mike
Brunotartessus fulvus (Yellow-headed Leafhopper) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 6 Feb 2018 by Mike
Amphibolurus muricatus (Jacky Dragon) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 Oct 2017 by roymcd
Chlorophyllum sp. at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Jun 2017 by Mike
Acacia dealbata (Silver Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 Jun 2016 by Mike
Acacia decurrens (Green Wattle) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 24 Jun 2016 by Mike
Pyracantha angustifolia (Firethorn, Orange Firethorn) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 15 Jun 2016 by Mike
Acacia melanoxylon (Blackwood) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 11 Jun 2016 by Mike
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 29 May 2016 by Mike
Ficus carica (Fig) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 10 Nov 2015 by Mike
Narcissus tazetta (Jonquil) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Aug 2015 by Mike
Acacia ulicifolia (Prickly Moses) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 22 Aug 2015 by Mike
Indigofera australis subsp. australis (Australian Indigo) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 Jun 2015 by Mike
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 25 Feb 2015 by Mike
Pelargonium australe (Native Stork’s Bill) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 30 Dec 2014 by Mike
Malus pumila (Apple) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 6 Oct 2014 by Mike
Styphelia triflora (Five-corners) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 12 May 2014 by Mike
Dindymus versicolor (Harlequin bug) at Isaacs Ridge and Nearby - 9 Apr 2014 by Mike

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 22 Aug 2015 Recorded on
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