Lockdown Bryophyte of the Month
Sphagnum subnitens var. subnitens Russow & Warnst.
Sphagnum subnitens var. subnitens branch leaves under the microscope. On the left, the concave surface showing widely exposed chlorocysts and large pores. On the right, the convex surface showing narrowly exposed chlorocysts and small pores. Care must be taken in the latter not to focus down onto the larger pores in the concave surface.
Stained with methylene blue.
Photos: Claire Halpin
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