DV - 31JUL10 - 1154 :: yellow, moss ?

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Dinesh Valke

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Aug 2, 2010, 12:21:35 PM8/2/10
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Dear friends,
Would this be moss ? what are the yellow parts ?
ID please.



Date/Time
: July 31, 2010 at 11.54am IST
Location Place : Purandar Fort, near Pune
Altitude : about 1238 m (above mean sea level)
GPS : roughly 18°16'50.67"N, 73°58'47.32"E

Habitat : deciduous forest
Type : mountain slope

Plant
Habit
: moss ? on broken stem stump
Height : just about 1 - 3 mm



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Pankaj Kumar

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Aug 2, 2010, 1:50:26 PM8/2/10
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The green leafy moss looks like Polytrichum to me, due to its erect
capsule. But yellow thing cud be some lichen, atleast i have never
heard of yellow moss.
Pankaj

Pankaj Kumar

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Aug 2, 2010, 1:52:19 PM8/2/10
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On second thought I think yellow things are antheridiophores of the moss.
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Pankaj

tanay bose

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Aug 5, 2010, 2:26:34 AM8/5/10
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Polytrichum is a great choice
tanay

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