Plagiomnium the Giant

Plagiomnium insigne is commonly found growing on the floors British Columbia’s coastal forests.  A characterisitic distinguishing Plagiomnium insigne from other species is it is the largest in British Columbia. What other characterisitics aid in identifying this species?


This photo shows a longitudinal section of a sporangium made in lab class on January 23, 2012.  It shows the inner portion of the sporangium including the spores, endostome, exostome, sporangial jacket, and operculum.

This was made by the members the CICI group.  Good job guys!