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Fissidens taxifolius 

Fissidens taxifolius is one of the commonest species of this unique genus of mosses in Ontario (Canada) which has a dozen species. There are more species of Fissidens mosses around the world than any other genus and most of them are int he tropics. Notice the unusual leaf construction, a distinguishing characteristic of this genus. This species will be found along shady banks and the edges of streams. This specimen is from our ravine where it covers the whole of the north-facing hillside.

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