Sphagnum-The moss of wet areas

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  1. terrestrial_man

    terrestrial_man Charophyta

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    Unlike true mosses Sphagnum is an entirely different type of bryophyte. While there are over 400 species the identification of the species of this genus is difficult by eyeballing them as they all look so much alike.
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  2. terrestrial_man

    terrestrial_man Charophyta

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    Sphagnum species of Wisconsin

    Here is a list of the species of Sphagnum that occur in Wisconsin. This list is developed from information at efloras and links to available images at USDA.
    Genus Sphagnum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=130947



    Sect. Sphagnum

    Sphagnum magellanicum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000812
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPMA70

    Sphagnum centrale
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242443153
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPCE2

    Sphagnum papillosum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000821
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPPA71

    Sphagnum henryense
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242443155

    Sphagnum palustre
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000819
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPPA70


    Sect. Rigida

    Sphagnum compactum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000798
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPCO70


    Sect. Polyclada

    Sphagnum wulfianum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000837


    Sect. Isocladus

    no species

    Sect. Subsecunda

    Sphagnum platyphyllum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=240000105
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPPL70

    Sphagnum contortum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=240000096
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPCO14

    Sphagnum lescurii
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242443260

    Sphagnum subsecundum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000830
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPSU9


    Sect. Cuspidata

    Sphagnum majus (Russow) C. E. O. Jensen subsp. majus
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250075599
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPMA11

    Sphagnum majus subsp. norvegicum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250075596

    Sphagnum flexuosum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000803
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPFL7

    Sphagnum angustifolium
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000796
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPAN11

    Sphagnum pulchrum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242443231

    Sphagnum cuspidatum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000801
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPCU4


    Sect. Acutifolia

    Sphagnum russowii
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=240000109


    Sphagnum fuscum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000804
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPFU70

    Sphagnum fimbriatum Wilson & Hooker subsp. fimbriatum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=250075598

    Sphagnum girgensohnii
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000805
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPGI70

    Sphagnum warnstorfii
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=240000111
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPWA70

    Sphagnum subtile
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242443334

    Sphagnum bartlettianum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=242443301

    Sphagnum rubellum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=240000108
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPRU4


    Sect. Squarrosa

    Sphagnum squarrosum
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000828
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPSQ70

    Sphagnum teres
    http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=1&taxon_id=200000836
    http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=SPTE71

    Sect. Insulosa

    No species
     
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    terrestrial_man Charophyta

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    How to propagate Sphagnum moss videos

    Just found these interesting videos. The same principle applies to outdoor culture with only the change of keeping the potted moss in a container filled with distilled or r/o water up to within a half inch of the top of the pot the moss is growing in.




     
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  4. kevind76

    kevind76 Marchantiophyta

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    Very cool! Thanks for posting! I love Sphagnum, but didn't know it wasn't a moss. That's another reason why I prefer Latin names as opposed to 'common names' for plants.
     
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    Mike Chapman Chlorophyta

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    Sphagnum is a genus of approximately 120 species of mosses.What I like most about Sphagnum it grows in small patches, but generally found growing in a thick, dense clump.Also roots are very shallow
     
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  6. Lanie

    Lanie Chlorophyta

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    terrestrial_man ... you sure do love Sphagnum and your enthusiasm is infectious. I'm glad I stopped in here because I learned so much about it. I also appreciate the extra work you did to find all of those educational links.

    Is this the same stuff you can use to make that buttermilk paint?

    (For those of you who don't know what that is, I found my own link: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Moss-Graffiti
     
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