Tetrodontium brownianum

Tetrodontium brownianum

name = Brown's Four-tooth Moss

regnum = Plantae
divisio = Bryophyta
classis = Polytrichopsida
ordo = Tetraphidales
familia = Tetraphidaceae
genus = "Tetrodontium"
species = "T. brownianum"
binomial = "Tetrodontium brownianum"
binomial_authority = Dickson. Schwaegr. [http://zipcodezoo.com/Plants/T/Tetrodontium_brownianum.asp "Tetrodontium brownianum: (Brown's Tetrodontium Moss)"] zipcodezoo.com. Retrieved 1 June 2008.]
"Tetrodontium brownianum", is a species of moss commonly known as Brown's Tetrodontium Moss or Four-tooth Moss. [ [http://www.itis.gov/servlet/SingleRpt/SingleRpt?search_topic=all&search_value=Tetrodontium+brownianum&search_kingdom=every&search_span=exactly_for&categories=All&source=html&search_credRating=All "ITIS Report: Tetrodontium brownianum"] itis.gov. Retrieved 1 June 2008.] [ [http://www.british-towns.net/nature/07_specie_detail.asp?GetLSID=268050 "The British Database of World Flora and Fauna: Tetrodontium brownianum"] British Towns and Villages Network. Retrieved 1 June 2008.] It is widely distributed. In North America it is found in Washington state and British Columbia on the west coast and from Newfoundland to Ohio to the east. [http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=50&taxon_id=250064707 "Bryophyte Flora of North America: Tetrodontium brownianum"] efloras.org. Retrieved 1 June 2008.] It is also present in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom as well as Japan, New Zealand and Chile.

It is named after Robert Brown, the Scottish botanist who first discovered the plant growing at Roslin near Edinburgh in the late 18th century whilst still a student. The plant can still be found at the site of its discovery. [http://www.rbge.org.uk/science/cryptogamic-plants-and-fungi/bryology "Bryology (mosses, liverworts and hornworts)"] Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Retrieved 15 May 2008.]

ee also

*Endemic Scottish mosses:
** "Bryoerythrophyllum caledonicum"
** "Bryum dixonii"
** "Pohlia scotica"

*Flora of Scotland


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