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    Posts on Aquatic Mosses

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    I am creating this sticky Moss Index page so that we can easily find some of the reference posts on aquatic mosses :


    => Mosses & the men who love them - Part XI (Aug 2007)
    ----> The fern gametophyte which looks like a Pellia has been identified to be a close relative of Lomariopsis lineata. A brief write up of this plant can be found at this link. Prof Tan suggested we call this fern Loma Fern.
    => Mosses and the men who love them - Part X (Nov 2006) - Prof Tan re-examined two popular Fissidens :
    ----> F. fontanus (Fountain Moss) and
    ----> F. zipperlianus (Zipper Moss).
    => A step by step guide on how to tie Fissidens and Mini-Pellia (Oct 2006)
    => Mosses and the men who love them - Part IX (Sep 2006) - Prof Tan examined mosses from Bioplast, Canada and also compare Peacock Moss against Spiky Moss. In this installment, Kwek Leong also shows microscope pictures and explains how the professor goes about identifying mosses.
    ----> Nature Aquarium's Doormat Moss is Fissidens splachnobryoides
    ----> Bioplast's Anchor Moss is a species of Vesicularia
    ----> Bioplast's lovely Cement Moss (Hyophila involuta) turns out to be a terrestrial moss and will not thrive under water. This moss can commonly be found growing on cement wall or wall of drain made of cement.
    ----> Is Peacock Moss the same as Spiky Moss ? Based on samples provided by Dennis, the professor is of the opinion they are one and the same species.
    => Mosses and the men who love them - Part VIII (Jun 2006) - Prof Tan identified a few more mosses from around the world - Stringy Moss again, Amblystegium serpens and of scientific interest is this one cell thick fern gametophyte.
    => Mosses and the men who love them - Part VII (Apr 2006) - Prof Tan identified a few new mosses from Bioplast LFSmosses
    ----> Flame Moss
    ----> Coral Pellia a Riccardia sp, could be what is commonly known as Mini Pellia
    => The Truth behind the Confusion: the Identity of Java Moss and other tropical aquarium mosses (Dec 2005) - Aquatic Moss article by Prof Benito Tan and Killies.com.
    => The Moss Growers of Boon Keng aka Bioplast - Photo of mosses at Bioplast.
    => Mosses and the men who love them - Part VI (Nov 2005) - Prof Tan identified some mosses from Italy and also shed some light on the ID of 'Peacock Moss' and 'Spiky Moss'.
    => More discussion on Plagiomnium moss (Aug 2005)
    => 'Peacock' moss (Taxiphyllum sp) and 'Spiky' moss (Jun 2005)
    => Mini Pellia. Photos : 1, 2, 3(Jan 2005)
    => Fissidens species
    => Scientific name of aquatic mosses (Feb 2005)
    => Mosses and the men who love them - Part V (Feb 2005) - Prof Tan identified another batch of mosses and liverworths from around the world. The prof was able to identify the genus but not the species of some of the mosses because the origin of some these mosses are unknown.
    ----> 'Mini-Pellia' from LFS 'Mermaid World' is a liverworth of the genus Riccardia
    ----> Gomer's beautiful Fissidens is Fissidens fontanus which is quite common in North America.
    => A case of mistaken identity ? What is the true identity of Java Moss and other aquarium mosses sold in Singapore shops ?" (Jan 2005) - Aquatic Moss article by Prof Benito Tan and Killies.com
    => Fissidens like moss from Gomer (Dec 2004)
    => Mosses and the men who love them - Part IV (Dec 2004) - Prof Tan unravels the mystery of Singapore Moss and confirmed 2 'new' species of unidentified Taxiphyllum moss .
    => Mosses turning brown (Sep 2004)
    => Mosses and the men who love them - Part III - Prof Benito Tan indentified 2 other species of Taxiphyllum moss found in Singapore LFS ! (Aug 2004)
    => Mosses from Guangzhou and Photo of Plagiomnium sp. (May 2004)
    => Terrestrial moss from Malaysia - Photo of Pinnatella sp and Thuidium sp (May 2005)
    => Moss Quizzes - Test you moss prowess by taking these tests ! (Apr 2004)
    ----> Moss quiz #1/3 - Start with something simple - the complete frond .
    ----> Moss quiz #2/3 - Part of a frond
    ----> Moss quiz #3/3 - Just a single strand !

    => Erect Moss producing capsules (Apr 2004)
    => Mosses and the men who love them - Part II - Prof Tan identified mosses sent by hobbyists living in various countries (Apr 2004 ):
    ----> Vesicularia sp. (not Java Moss) from Mark Mendoza aka Slaigar.
    ----> Leptodictyon riparium from Mike aka Daemonfly, collceted from a stream in New York, USA.
    ----> Christmas Moss from Marcus aka Budak, collected from from Indonesia
    ----> Singapore Moss from Kung Keat collected in Malacca, Malaysia and Lily Choo from Singapore.
    ----> Unknown id from George Sirpis, Athens, Greece.

    => More photos of Leptodictyon riparium (Stringy Moss). (Apr 2004)
    => Photo of Sphagnum Moss in Scotland (Mar 2004)
    => The real Willow Moss !. Finally we found the real Willow Moss and as well as other varieties of Willow Moss ! The genuine McCoy was sent in by Ben Barkey. (Feb 2004)
    Prof Tan also identified a few other mosses sent in by other forumers :
    ---->Leptodictyum riparium (Stingy Moss) - Ben Barky
    ----> Fontinalis antipyretica var. antipyretica (Willow Moss) - Ben Barky
    ----> Fontinalis antipyretica var. gigantea - Tony
    ----> Amblystegium serpens (Nano Moss) - Gomer

    => Photo of wild Singapore moss. (Feb 2004)
    => Common name for common moss - Discussion on the common name for the moss that is found everywhere in Singapore. (Feb 2004)
    => Visit to Oriental Aquarium and our first encounter with Weeping Moss. (Mar 2004)
    => Mosses and the men who love them - Part I - An account of our (Gan and Kwek Leong) first meeting with Prof Benito Tan. Prof Tan IDed Java Moss, Taiwan Moss, Singapore Moss, Christmas Moss and Erect Moss. (Feb 2004)
    => Photo of terrestrial mosses and liverworts found in Singapore (Jan 2004)
    => The scientific names of the various mosses - Our initial attempts at associating scientific name to aquatic mosses (Feb 2004)
    => First picture of what is now known as 'Taiwan Moss' from Mermaid aquarium (Jan 2004)
    => How we get to know Prof Benito Tan - The 'Moss man' of Singapore (Jan 2004)
    => The name of various mosses in Singapore - Kwek Leong gives an account of the various mosses found in Singapore aquatic scene, Ben Yau's photo of Fissidens from BTNR and Tan SW's photo of 'Stringy Moss' (Jan 2004)
    => Initial discussion on Mini, Taiwan, Willow and Christmas moss (Dec 2003)
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    Re: All about Aquatic Mosses

    Quote Originally Posted by Gan CW
    ... so that we can refer to some of the 'reference' posts on Aquatic Mosses...
    =D> =D> Well done, Gan. The index is so much easier to look up when accompanied with a brief summary and more user-friendly than the forum "Search" function.
    I'm back & keeping 'em fingers wet,
    Ronnie Lee

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    Thanks again! I too find this much easier than searching with unsure terms *L*

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    Scientific name of Aquatic Mosses

    These are the scientific name of various aquatic mosses :

    • Christmas Moss - Vesicularia montagnei
      Erect Moss - Vesicularia reticulata
      Java Moss - Taxiphyllum barbieri
      Singapore Moss - Vesicularia dubyana
      Spiky/Peacock Moss - Taxiphyllum sp.
      Stringy Moss - Leptodictyum riparium
      Taiwan Moss - Taxiphyllum alternans
      Weeping Moss - Vesicularia ferriei
      Willow Moss - Fontinalis antipyretica


    Photo of Singapore Moss
    -> Mosses and the men who love them - Part 4
    -> Singapore Moss Pole
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    Fissidens species

    => Fissidens nobilis <pic>
    => Fissidens zippelianus - Zipper Moss <pic>, <pic>,<pic>,<pic>
    => Fissidens fontanus <pic> - Fountain Moss
    => Another Fissindes sp
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    Here's a link to pics of mosses to help with id... http://www.aquarminy.yoyo.pl/ang/flora.html

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    Re: Posts on Aquatic Mosses

    Most of the links are no longer working. Please review.

    Regards
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    Re: Posts on Aquatic Mosses

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    Re: Posts on Aquatic Mosses

    Dear mods, can you please remove this sticky. Links don't work anymore.

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    Re: Posts on Aquatic Mosses

    Quote Originally Posted by cheetf View Post
    Dear mods, can you please remove this sticky. Links don't work anymore.
    yeah, nearly 3 months on. kindly update the links or remove the post. cheers!

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    Re: Posts on Aquatic Mosses

    Does anyone know where I can find this information? I can't believe it has been lost or removed.

    I valued these articles for years.

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