sphagnum


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Synonyms for sphagnum

any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peat

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Although Oberdorfer (1960) only discussed "Myrteolo-Sphagnetea" in his syntaxonomical checklist, there appears to be no doubt after the author's explanations that the name used to describe Sphagnum should be S.
Flanked by some 3,000 Victorian textile mills of Yorkshire and Lancashire and the steel foundries of South Yorkshire, the South Pennines endured acid rain and heavy metals deposition for more than 150 years, poisoning the sphagnum mosses and creating intolerable conditions for many other plants.
The substrates were moistened, keeping the ratio of 1:6 (w:w) for the sphagnum and 1:2.
The spores can be artificially propagated in terrariumlike settings with the use of sphagnum (peat) moss.
But the lynchpin in this whole system is the unassuming sphagnum moss, which project manager Chris Fry, of Moors for the Future, describes as "the carbon of the future.
Throughout World War I, sphagnum moss was collected near where I live to be used as dressings on injured soldiers.
Seven species--Cephalozia elachista, Harpantus flotovianus, Lophozia laxa, Campylopus fragilis, Hamatocaulis lapponicus, Pohlia sphagnicola, and Sphagnum pulchrum--were added to the list because they have been registered in Estonia as new species after the previous list was published (Kannukene et al.
Place the shield over a wad of sphagnum moss (soaked and wrung out) and secure to the wood with fishing line.
Swinehart conducted the first systematic, quantitative study of Tamarack Bog, as well as Hickory Bog (a tiny Sphagnum bog nestled within the crest of an esker).
In this study we investigated the leaching of selected elements belonging to Group 1 (Cs and Li) and from Group 2 (Be, Sr, and Ba) from the soil control and plant growth substrate composed of coal fly ashes from two sources, and ashes mixed with soil and with the soil and sphagnum peat moss (SPM).
The principal component of these affiliations is the moss Sphagnum, which forms a poor nutritional ambience (low concentration of nitrogen), acid, anoxic and cold (DIAZ et al.
Lightly cover the seed with milled (shredded) sphagnum moss, as the moss has antiseptic qualities.
Sphagnum peat is top quality to other types of peat.