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Would someone be so kind as to tell me what kind of moss this is growing around this ceph?

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Riaan

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Im not a moss expert, but I love mosses...This moss appears to be the common moss called Polytrichum commune..That's my best guess, but I could be wrong.

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mosses are not very easy, you often need a leaf and a good hand lens, if not a microscope.

do you have an idea what it is?

Thanks for the insight. I've recently received some cephs, on which this moss is growing and just wondering if I should rather replace it with live Sphagnum? I wonder how it comes to be growing along with so many cephs, naturally or cultivated...

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Im not a moss expert, but I love mosses...This moss appears to be the common moss called Polytrichum commune..That's my best guess, but I could be wrong.

From the pictures, it does seem similar...

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You're welcome Riaan...Nice images by the way....

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you have 2, if not 3 different species in that photo. None of them look like Polytrichum commune to me, that is a very large growing, coarse species.

Mosses like these are common in colections and do no harm. I prefer smaller growing species like these to Sphagnum as they do not swamp the plant and allows the crowns to remain dry(ish)

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Thanks for the insight. I've recently received some cephs, on which this moss is growing and just wondering if I should rather replace it with live Sphagnum? I wonder how it comes to be growing along with so many cephs, naturally or cultivated...

Where you have damp soil after a while you will get moss. The spores are ubiquitous.

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I can confidently say that is not polytricum. That genus is beautiful and a lot bigger. THis is a pest for me...sheet moss is what it is commonly called I think. this is polytricum

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