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Mosses (True)

Kingdom:Plantae
Division:Bryophyta

Mosses, the most common, diverse and advanced brypophytes, are categorized into three classes:
Peat Mosses (Sphagnopsida),
Granite Mosses (Andreaopsida), and
"True" Mosses (Bryopsida or Musci).

Mosses are small, soft plants that are typically 1–10 cm  tall, though some species are much larger. They commonly grow close together in clumps or mats in damp or shady locations. They do not have flowers or seeds, and their simple leaves cover the thin wiry stems. At certain times mosses produce spore capsules which may appear as beak-like capsules borne aloft on thin stalks.


Mosses


Breutelia elongata 


Breutelia pendula


Calyptopogon mnioides


Campylopus introflexus


Dawsonia suberba (Giant moss) 


Dendroligotrichum dendroides (Giant moss)


Dicranoloma (genus:)


Dicranoloma menziesii


Distichophyllum pulchellum var. pulchellum


Funaria hygrometrica  


Hypnodendron menziesii


Hypopterygium rotulatum (umbrella moss)  


Leptostomum macrocarpon (A Pincushion moss)


Leucobryum candidum (Cushion moss)  


Polytrichum (Genus) Harecap moss


Polytrichum juniperinum (Juniper haircap moss)

P
Polytrichadelphus magellanicus 



Pseudoscleropodium purum (European Feather moss)  


Ptychomnion aciculare (Pipe Cleaner moss


Racomitrium lanuginosum (Woolly moss)  


Sphagnum (Bog moss)


Tortella flavovirens, Yellow Crisp-moss  


Weymouthia mollis (Old man beard moss)