Ptilium (plant)

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Ptilium crista-castrensis.jpg
Ptilium crista-castrensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Hypnales
Family: Hypnaceae
Genus: Ptilium

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Ptilium is a genus of mosses with very broad worldwide occurrence. This genus is within the family Hypnaceae,[1] in the class Bryopsida, subclass Bryidae and order Hypnales.


Some of these species occur on the floor of Canadian boreal forests; 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, according to Hogan, Hylocomium splendens, Pleurozium schreberi and Ptilium crista-castrensis.[2]

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