Bryologizing with an Expert

I had the good fortune to connect with Jim Shevock of the Cal Academy recently over some of my bryo photos, and he ended up showing my some cool bryos in the East Bay this weekend. It was great getting to learn some mosses and liverworts with an expert, as I find these to be very challenging to ID without a microscope. Now I feel like I have a good feel for some new genera (Orthotrichum, Porotrichum, Homalothecium), and I'm looking forward to paying closer attention to them in the future. I even think I can get a hornwort to genus now!

Posted by kueda kueda, March 07, 2011 04:29 PM

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Herzog's Pocket-Moss (Fissidens crispus)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 09:12 AM PST

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 09:23 AM PST

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 09:29 AM PST

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 09:29 AM PST

Description

Looks a lot like Dendroalsia to me.

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Whipple's Claopodium Moss (Claopodium whippleanum)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 09:34 AM PST

Description

Grows on soil

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 09:49 AM PST

Description

Mouse tails, grows on rocks, bark

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California Alsia Moss (Alsia californica)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 09:49 AM PST

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Curves up when dry

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Crescent-cup Liverwort (Lunularia cruciata)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 09:55 AM PST

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Nuttall's Homalothecium Moss (Homalothecium nuttallii)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 10:06 AM PST

Description

Forms networks, curled and twisted leaves when dry

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Common Feather-Moss (Kindbergia praelonga)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 10:17 AM PST

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Near small stream, dark red capsules

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Frillworts (Genus Fossombronia)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 10:20 AM PST

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Bolander's Scalemoss (Porella bolanderi)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 10:40 AM PST

Description

Likes trees, 4 chambered sporophyte.

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Waxcaps (Genus Hygrocybe)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 10:45 AM PST

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 11:31 AM PST

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Leaf litter, stream banks

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Tozer's Thread-Moss (Epipterygium tozeri)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 11:35 AM PST

Description

Pendant pear like capsules, glaucous leaves, pink stems.

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 11:37 AM PST

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Tuber-like sporophyte

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 11:38 AM PST

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Leaves in rosette, large pendulous capsules.

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 11:42 AM PST

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Leaves corkscrew when dry, soil banks .

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Bigelow's Porotrichum Moss (Porotrichum bigelovii)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 12:04 PM PST

Description

Damp places, stream banks, not a liverwort (as I first surmised), has costa, finely serrated leaf tips.

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Cliff Scalewort (Porella cordaeana)

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 01:01 PM PST

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Bigger than P. bolanderi, prefers rock.

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kueda

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March 5, 2011 01:35 PM PST

Description

Grows in bark nodules, almost exclusively on bay, bright green and shiny, leaves emerge at 45 deg able

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