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Lauren S. Holley
University of Georgia, Athens
Photographs courtesy of Dr. Greg Derda
The complete taxonomic listing for the Haircap Mosses is:
- Kingdom- Plantae
- Phylum- Bryophyta (Mosses)
- Class- Bryopsida = Musci (True Mosses)
- Subclass- Polytrichidae
- Order- Polytrichales
- Family- Polytrichaceae
- Genus- Polytrichum (Haircap Mosses)
Books, Journals, etc.:
Many thanks to Dr. Greg Derda who provided photographs and detailed information on Polytrichum for this web page.
Crum, Howard A. and Lewis E. Anderson. Mosses of Eastern North America. Vol. 2. New York: Columbia University Press, 1981. pp. 1247-1248, 1268-1272, 1283.
Crum, Howard A. Mosses of the Great Lakes Forest. Revised Edition. University of Michigan, 1976. Originally Published as Contributions from the University of Michigan Herbarium, Vol. 10, 1973. Library of Congress # 73-620129. pp. 351-352, 355-358.
Grout, A. J. Mosses: With Hand-Lens and Microscope. Part 1. New York: Published by the author, 1903. pp. 21-22, 25, 31, 33, 62-65, 98, 223.
Grout, A. J. Mosses With a Hand-Lens. Third Edition. New York: Published by the author, 1925. 14, 17-18, 40-41.
Grout, A. J. Moss Flora of North America North of Mexico. Vol. 1. Newfane, Vermont: Published by the author, 1936-1939.
pp. 7, 99, 113, 119, 121, 124-126, 137, 251.
Lesquereux, Leo and Thomas P. James. Mosses of North America. Boston: Bradlee Whidden, 1895. pp. 255, 265-266, 417.