Here (above), fruiting capsules can be seen emerging from the moss-bed, but which species is the one fruiting?
Far from forming single species clumps, there are usually several species that are intertwined and overlapping in most moss-beds. Here (above), there are at least four species, including Thuidiopsis sparsa? and Polytrichum sp.
|Racopilum cuspigerum var. convolutaceum?|
This moss (R.cospigerum) forms mats, or open wefts on soil, rocks and logs in forests and woodlands, often in dry areas that are intermittently wet.