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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

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Author's notes

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

5 comments

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.
wrote:
   19 Sep 2015
Thanks Heino! is there a checklist for the bryophytes of the ACT or southern tablelands region?
wrote:
   22 Sep 2015
Alas, KenT, no such checklist yet.
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   22 Sep 2015
Thanks Heino, I assume then that the bryophyte records have not been transferred into an electronic database?
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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Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Black Mountain - 11 Nov 2016 by MichaelMulvaney
Caladenia ustulata (Brown caps) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016 by Userjet
Diuris nigromontana (Black mountain leopard orchid) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016 by Userjet
Cyanicula caerulea (Blue fingers) at Black Mountain - 9 Oct 2016 by Userjet
Phyllanthus hirtellus (Thyme Spurge) at Black Mountain - 13 Sep 2015 by KenT
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 21 Apr 2014 by AaronClausen
Speculantha rubescens (Blushing tiny greenhood) at Black Mountain - 21 Apr 2014 by AaronClausen

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 13 Sep 2015 Recorded on
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