Fissidens adianthoides

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Fissidens adianthoides
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F. adianthoides
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Fissidens adianthoides

Fissidens adianthoides, the maidenhair pocketmoss,[1] is a moss in the family Fissidentaceae and class Bryopsida.

The Nitinaht Indians of Vancouver Island used maidenhair moss to bandage wounds. It was so named by Anglo-Saxons because of its resemblance to pubic hair.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Edwards, Sean R. (2012). English Names for British Bryophytes. British Bryological Society Special Volume. 5 (4 ed.). Wootton, Northampton: British Bryological Society. ISBN 978-0-9561310-2-7. ISSN 0268-8034.
  2. ^ Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything (Black Swan, 2004 [orig. Doubleday, 2003]), p. 435.