Common name: Douglas' Neckara
Family name: Brachytheciaceae
wavy leaves, no costa, growth from sweeping outward from tree trunk
olive green to light green
found on trail between lot C and Sem II buildings.
i believe it was growing off of a big leaf maple. Picture of tree included.
Steilacoom Park WA
glossy, olive green, descending mats on tree trunks, pinnately branched with many branched green filaments, small narrow tapered branchlets
leaves wavy, squared tip, single midrib, arranged in flattened orientation,
Sporophytes from side of the stem, very short stalks
on coniferous trees, moist forest
This moss is in the Brachytheciaceae family. Olive green to light green, glossy and irregularly branched about 5-10cm long. Leaves are about .24-.3cm long; flattened and strongly transversely wavy, broadly lance-shaped and sharp-pointed; no mid rib. Sporophytes grow from the side of the stem; stalks short; capsules upright, oblong, smooth, projecting just above separated leaves. Grows in common lowland and montane forests, forming large hanging mats on trunks and tree branches.
Olive green, flattened and wavy leaves, broadly lance shaped and sharply pointed, sporophytes with bright orange capsules, growth form sweeping outward from tree trunk. Common name Douglas' neckera.
Olive-green twords the end and brown-green at base, glossy, irregularly branched, flat and wide, swooping outwards from where it is growing on the trunk of a tree.
*In a lowland seasonal creek growing on Fraxinus latifolia (Oregon Ash).
*Leaves are shiny and wavy with a noticeable midrib.
Other species growing in creek bed are Symphoricarpos alba (common snowberry), several types of lichen, at least one other moss which I believe to be Homalothecium fulgescens (Yellow moss) and some Rubus discolor (Himalayan blackberry).
This moss is Neckera douglasii, with the common name of Douglas’ Neckera, named in honor of the amazing naturalist David Douglas. It was growing on Red Alder at 580' elevation.
Growing on tree trunk
Growing pendent from tree trunk
Set of lab photos, describing this specimen in all distinctive non-microscopic features