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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Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Bbryum. Bryum argenteumthe silvergreen bryum moss or silvery thread moss[1] is a species of moss in the family Bryaceae. It is one of the most common urban mosses of inner cities and can be easily recognized without a microscope. Views Read Edit View history.

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Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford. The plant is perennial. Vanderpoorten, O Werner, R. What code is in the image? An adaptable plant, it has a cosmopolitan distribution and is found in Europe, North America, the deserts of Australia and in Antarctica. Atlas argennteum Living Australia. This is due to its ability to tolerate drought arenteum pollution of urban environments.


Bryales Plants described in Cosmopolitan species Flora of Antarctica. The species epithet argenteum refers to the characteristic silvery colour of the plant.

It is most easily recognized by its whitish or silvery green leaves. The upper cells of the leaf surface are elongated rhomboid shaped.

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The species is often spread by vegetative fragments clinging to the shoes of people and the feet or hooves of animals. The dehydration and rehydration transcriptomes in the desiccation-tolerant bryophyte Bryum argenteum. bryumm

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It thrives in areas of high anthropogenic activity, growing on rocks, in gaps of paving stones, on asphalt, and on roadsides. Desiccation tolerance in bryophytes: It is prevalent in atmospherically polluted areas e. The costa extends beyond the middle of the leaf.

No uses have been documented for Bryum argenteum in South Africa. Although it seems to grow widely, it is not cultivated and is reported to have failed in flower pots of soil Fletcher Biogeography and conservation of bryophytes.


It is found growing among lawns as well as in other moss communities. Click here to register. Conservation Status Status None. However, overseas it is reported to be of value in pollution monitoring and control. Plants are small to medium – sized, 1 – 25 mm long. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant?

Published Aug 8. The upper surface is hyaline transparentusually with a tapering, short point.

srgenteum The capsule of the sporophyte is short cylindrical, appears broader at the base and is dark red to black colored. Being a nitrogen loving species, it is also found on nitrophilic soils in urban areas. This is because the broadly ovate shaped single leaflets in the tip do not form chlorophyll.