Ptilium crista-castrensis

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Ptilium crista-castrensis
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P. crista-castrensis in Finland
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Hypnales
Family: Hypnaceae
Genus: Ptilium
Species: P. crista-castrensis
Binomial name
Ptilium crista-castrensis

Ptilium crista-castrensis is a moss species within the family Hypnaceae,[1] in the class Bryopsida, subclass Bryidae and order Hypnales.


This species occurs on the floor of Canadian boreal forests as well as many forests of northern Europe; an example of this occurrence is within the Black Spruce/Feathermoss climax forest, often having moderately dense canopy and featuring a forest floor of feathermosses including Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi and Ptilium crista-castrensis.[2]

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  1. ^ ITIS Report. 1999
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008