Four-toothed Wonder Moss
Four-toothed Wonder MossTetraphis pellucida
FACT: This moss is able to rapidly colonize disturbed sites in two ways: fragmentation and gemmae production via a splash cup gemmiferous shoots, especially in areas where decaying logs are found. However, when dominant competitors appear, like Rhizomnium glabrescens, their sporophytes develop and help propagate them for long range dispersal!
Graphic by Jennifer Deol