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A picture of a Polytrichum formosum

Polytrichum formosum

Polytrichum formosum

Expected size

Height
Spread

10cm

Max

5cm

Min

Polytrichum formosum Overview

This is a common species, they have toothed margins and produce leaves rather like other species but the sheathing leaf base lacks metallic sheen. The rounded terminal cells of the leaf lamellae form the most reliable character in which to base the species.