|Mnium stellare centre-slightly left showing up as a |
pale greyish patch with twiggy bits sticking out
What I initially thought was Mnium marginatum, when later examined under the microscope, proved to be just the older shoots of M. stellare. The reddish shoots with elongate leaves and apparent borders (in fact just stained marginal cells) contrasted with the fresh pale green egg-shaped leaves of the new growth - lesson learned.
|old M. stellare leaves with darkened marginal cells|