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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Retrieved October 27, It is widespread in driveways, on sidewalks and in back yards. Atlas of Living Australia. Archived from the original on It thrives in areas of high anthropogenic activity, growing on rocks, in gaps of paving stones, on asphalt, and on roadsides. Leave this field blank.


The upper argeenteum is hyaline transparentusually with a tapering, short point. Liners infested with B. An adaptable plant, it has a cosmopolitan distribution and is found in Europe, North America, the deserts of Australia and in Antarctica.

Biogeography and conservation of bryophytes. 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. Silvergreen bryum moss Scientific classification Kingdom: Introduction Bryum argenteum is one of the most cosmopolitan mosses found throughout South Africa. Being a nitrogen loving species, it is also found on nitrophilic soils in urban areas.

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Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Bryum argenteumthe silvergreen bryum moss or silvery thread moss[1] is a species of moss in the family Bryaceae.


While it is a common characteristic in mosses, B. However, overseas it is reported to be of value in pollution monitoring and control. The genus Bryum is the largest genus of the family Argenteim. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. No uses have been documented for Bryum argenteum in South Africa.

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The upper cells of the leaf surface are elongated rhomboid shaped. Google QR Code Generator. It is found growing among lawns as well as in other moss communities. It is also frequently used for experimental approaches to evolutionary processes.

Bryum argenteum

The species is silvery-green or whitish-green colored when dry. In damp, undisturbed locations, the branches may also form a more horizontal growth habit. Bryum argenteum is one of the most cosmopolitan mosses found throughout South Africa.