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Description: This evergreen moss consists of dense mats of whitish green leafy stems that are up to 1 cm. tall and 5 cm. (2″) or more across. The sparingly. čeština: Prutník stříbřitý. Deutsch: Silbermoos, Silberbirnmoos English: Silvergreen Bryum Moss français: Bryum d’Argent. Habitat. Bryum argenteum is common moss of urban areas. Plants commonly grow in cracks in pavement, on mineral soil, stones, but also in more natural.

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Silvergreen bryum moss Scientific classification Kingdom: Plants are small to medium – sized, 1 – 25 mm long.

It is one of the most common urban mosses of inner cities and can be easily recognized without a microscope. The species is often spread by vegetative fragments clinging to the shoes of people and the feet or hooves of animals.

Although it seems to grow widely, it is not cultivated and is reported to have failed in flower pots of soil Fletcher The upper surface is hyaline transparentusually with a tapering, short point.

Flora of southern Africa, part 1, fasc. Google QR Code Generator. Plants have the potential to pick up or disperse these species at each point of transfer. This is due to its ability to tolerate drought and pollution of urban environments. The species is silvery-green or whitish-green colored when dry. Bryales Plants described in Cosmopolitan species Flora of Antarctica. View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus.

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While it is a common characteristic in mosses, B. It is most easily recognized by its whitish or silvery green leaves. The genus Bryum is the largest genus of the family Bryaceae. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant?

Views Read Edit View history. In damp, undisturbed locations, the branches may also form a more horizontal growth habit.

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It is also frequently used for experimental approaches to evolutionary processes. It is found growing among lawns as well as in other moss communities.

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No uses have been documented for Bryum argenteum in South Africa. Bryum argenteum is a bryophyte moss that forms very close tufts or cushions; it occurs in patches or is found as scattered individuals mixed with other mosses.

Plants Profile for Bryum argenteum (silvergreen bryum moss)

Vanderpoorten, O Werner, R. It is widespread in driveways, on sidewalks and in back yards. It thrives in areas of high anthropogenic activity, growing on rocks, in gaps of paving stones, on asphalt, brum on roadsides.


The leaves are crowded and tightly held to the stem, overlapping each other, broadly ovate and concave and green below. Published Aug 8. The biology of mosses: Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom. The stems are julaceous smoothly cylindrical, like a catkinmm tall, yellowish green or red to red-brown, and branched below.

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The sporophytes consist of yellow to reddish brown, short, arched setae, mm long and red-brown capsules, argentteum – 2 mm long, drooping and wrinkled when dry. The costa extends beyond the middle of the leaf.

Desiccation tolerance in bryophytes: Click here to register. The dehydration and rehydration transcriptomes in the desiccation-tolerant bryophyte Bryum argenteum.