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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

80 cm Polytrichum

Subject: Re: BRYONET: World's most extreme bryophyte (in terms of size)
Date: Tue, 25 Nov 2008 20:38:28 -0300
From: Marina Santos <>


Hi Bryonetters,

I've seen a Polytrichum gametophyte, collected in Southeast Brazil by Daniel
Vital, which measure more than 80 cm. Then, we have a new recordist for the
category tallest self-supporting orthotropic moss. Unfortunately, I don't
know which is the species.

Marina Santos

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