Dawsonia superba


Dawsonia superba is native mainly to Australian regions.


Overall structure:

Dawsonia superba produces some of the largest gametophytes in the world of moss, some reaching heights of 50 cm. This species is capable of reaching such heights with the presence of hydroids and leptoids.

Leaf Structure:

The leaves of this species are thin, narrow and greyish-green.



The sporangium of Dawsonia superba has a hairy calyptra that is conical (cap-shaped) and reddish-brown in color. Furthermore, they have numerous bristle-like teeth at the opening, as seen in this picture.