Rainforest, olive green, flattened and wavy leaves, broadly lance shaped and sharply pointed, sporophytes with bright orange cacapsules
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
I saw some moss growing on an alder tree. It was close to the base of the tree. The area is fairly wet. But the moss felt fairly dry. The moss it small, long an wavy. It was a medium grayish green. The closest identity I thought it was, was the douglas' Neckera.
No costa makes this Neckera douglassii and not Metaneckera m.