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Pogonatum aloides
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Polytrichopsida
Order: Polytrichales
Family: Polytrichaceae
Genus: Pogonatum

Pogonatum is a genus of mosses — commonly called spike moss — which contains approximately 70 species that cover a cosmopolitan distribution. It can be seen mostly in Asian countries with a tropical climate.


There are about 156 species known in all, 9 in North America.


  • "Genus Pogonatum". plantguide.org. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  • Hyvönen, J. (1989). A Synopsis of Genus Pogonatum (Polytrichaceae, Musci). Finnish Botanical Publishing Board. ISBN 9789519469324. Retrieved 2015-11-15.