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moss at wied qirda
Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:45 pm
I found this nice mossy plant at wied qirda - pretty near the place where there is selaginella - but I dont think this is selginella ...so what is it ?
pine - you are usually the expert on primitives and mosses right ?
cheers and a happy new year to all on the forum
Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:48 am
I would say Brachythecium (prob. rutabulum)
Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:37 pm
thanks MWP - to be honest was not aware such " furry " mosses existed in Malta - cannot be very common I guess since they appear to need very wet and humid places - but then I could be wrong on this as well ...it really is not my subject
Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:08 am
Dont worry of "being wrong" - the fact you have noticed the moss, took a photo and making some research about is already a lot for the Maltese standard! The forum here has a friendly approach rather than an a stiff accademic one!!
Regards occurance, I can't tell much as I dont have years of experience and never looked closely to mosses. Your best bet is to have a look at the red data book and see if it is listedt here.
Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:24 pm
Plenty of this at Buskett, the north facing side "opposite" the Verdala Castle.
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:51 am
I recentely found this moss species in Xlendi (wied kantra) too, I also found Clematis cirrhose here and I was reading some mepa report (found on the net) that this valley hosts some rare species.
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:24 pm
Xlendi valley is one of the most important valleys in Gozo. We should go on a hike there hux
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:33 pm
Long time no see ! my pic above is the same moss you photographed at incita hux ? ...about a couple of weeks back i shot pics at incita of what looks like a liverwort but i am a qastna on this subject - photos came out awful as well thats why im not posting...
isma i have already a week ago seen orchis collina and spotted orchids in flower - i thought that was pretty early no ? in fact i am thinking of taking a look to see if the beautiful barlia has bloomed already...
global warming will burn us all in the end !!
Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:41 pm
Great idea pine (re hike at Xlendi)
Not great idea wolf (re: global warming w'll kill us) but you are perfectely right! This year we shall expect a shift of the season, and if it will keep dry, we might miss some flowers too
Posted: Fri Jan 19, 2007 3:16 pm
Yes Wolf that is exactly the same moss. I am no expert on the matter! I just like the primitive plants but I have no books or anything on which to start identifying
Well global warming is around.......
Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:16 pm
This post is a little late but I hope is helpful.
Photo 1 may be Brachytechium rutabulum but it is more probably Scorpiurium circinatum which is the most common Maltese pleurocarpous moss and which I know is common in the Wied Qirda Maquis. The photo is not enough to distinguish with absolute certainty.