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Mosses and Liverworts – a preliminary list


Status of the list. Please note that this is a very preliminary list, generated by an introductory level bryophytes class offered on February 20-21, 2016, by the Rancho Sanata Ana Botanic Garden and taught by Dr. Paul S. Wilson, California State University, Northridge. Mosses and liverworts were identified visually in the field with the aid of a hand lens. Definitive identification will require more detailed study.

Taxonomic group / Species name


  Microbryum sp.
  Timmiella sp.
  Didymodon sp.
  Brachyphyllus sp.
  Bryum argentium
  Syntrichia sp.
  Ceratodon purpureus
  Tortula guepinii
  Gemmabryum sp.
  Rosulabryum sp.


  Fissidens sublimbatus
  Asterella sp. (not californica)
  Riccia sp. 1 (grey)
  Riccia sp. 2 (green – likely nigrella)

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