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Atrichum altecristatum

Atrichum altecristatum (Renauld & Cardot) Smyth & Smyth

Atrichum selwynii Austin var. altecristatum (Renauld & Cardot) Nyholm

Atrichum undulatum (Hedw.) P. Beauv. var. alleghaniense (Jenn.) Jenn.

Atrichum undulatum (Hedw.) P. Beauv. var. altecristatum Renauld & Cardot

Wavy Starburst Moss

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
DivisionBryophytaMosses
SubdivisionMusciMosses (all 12,000 of them)
ClassBryopsidaMosses with arthrodontous spore capsules, which is most of them
SubclassBryidaeMosses with a double peristome with alternating tooth segments
OrderPolytrichalesA group of mosses which tend to be among the larger ones, with a thickened central stem and root
FamilyPolytrichaceaeA group of mosses which tend to be among the larger ones, with a thickened central stem and root
GenusAtrichum
Speciesaltecristatum

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Atrichum altecristatum description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 6 Aug 2013.

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Atrichum altecristatum (Wavy Starburst Moss)

8/14/2009 · Nashua River Rail Trail, East Pepperell, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 10 cm) ID is uncertain