Bryum dichotomum

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Bryum dichotomum

This month’s image just demonstrates the beauty of ordinary mosses, for those who are willing to look and see.

Here we have immature capsules of the extremely common Bryum dichotomum (Bicoloured Bryum), taken towards the end of the day as the light was beginning to fade. Normally recognised by its abundant bulbils, B. dichotomum also often has capsules which are pendulous, relatively short and fat, and often have a mamillate lid like these.

Published: 1 December 2022