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What is the scientific name of moss?

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2012-07-10 14:54:04

SPHAGNUM MOSS is the most common common name. The HANGING MOSS

has the botanical scientific name of Papillaria, Papillaria is a

genus of moss, you know it is the genus because it is spelt with a

capital P. Another common moss I know of that grows on sandstone in

Australia is called Campylopus bicolor, Campylopus is the genus

bicolor is the species, you know that bicolor is the species

because it is spelt with a little b. Campylopus bicolor is from the

family Dicranaceae. Note that common names are spelt with capitals

to avoid any confusion.

Answer II

Polytrichum is the most commonly growing moss in

the world while Funaria is second most common genus

of mosses .


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