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Old 05-03-2014, 04:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why Are Aquatic Mosses So Difficult To Identify?

This article was written to help explain why moss identification has been ever so elusive and outline the factors which attribute to this.

http://www.theaquaticplantsociety.or...t-to-identify/

There are only a handful of us that keep the actual Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping', a prime example of one that's been mis-identified all over the hobby around the world.

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Good article, and the page at Killies was very helpful. The other link did not work for me.
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Default Re: Why Are Aquatic Mosses So Difficult To Identify?

I don't see a second link?

Interesting. I've always felt mosses are hard to ID because most people don't have microscopes to take proper photos of the fronds with.
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The article confirmed my own observation that the same species of moss can look totally different when grown attached to wood or stone versus floating freely.
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