What is the scientific name of moss?
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.
Polytrichum is the most commonly growing moss in
the world while Funaria is second most common genus
of mosses .