Vesicularia montagnei

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Vesicularia montagnei
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Hypnales
Family: Hypnaceae
Genus: Vesicularia
Species: V. montagnei
Binomial name
Vesicularia montagnei
(Bel.) Fleisch.

Vesicularia montagnei is an aquatic moss of Asian origin, closely related to Java moss. It is used in planted aquariums as an ornamental underwater plant, commonly referred to as Christmas moss.[1][2][3][4]


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  2. ^ Lüth, M. "Aquarium Bryophytes (Chapter 4)" (PDF). Michigan Technological University. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  3. ^ Redfearn, Paul L., Jr. (1990). "Tropical component of the Moss Flora of China" (PDF). Tropical Bryology. 2: 201–222. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Pant, Divya Darshan; Nautiyal, D.D. (1982). Studies on Living and Fossil Plants. Society of Plant Taxonomists. pp. 277 and 279. Retrieved September 29, 2013.