Checklist of mosses
that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - 183 Pleasant Street, Apartment 1 - Canton, Maine  04221
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 6 May 2010)


The Champlain Project thanks Alison Dibble and Ralph Pope for their help with moss identification.

Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island's mosses.

Please send corrections and updates to info@vfthomas.com. Photographs are welcome. Thank you.





Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Sources (full citations given after this table)
Amblystegiaceae Amblystegium serpens / var. juratzhanum (Hedw.) BSG / (Schimp.) Rau & Herv. ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Amblystegium serpens var. serpens (Hedw.) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Calliergon cordifolium (Hedw.) Kindb. ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Calliergon stramineum (Brid.) Kindb. ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Campylium chrysophyllum (Brid.) J. Lange ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Campylium hispidulum (Brid.) Mitt. ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Campylium polygamum (BSG) C. Jens. ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Campylium radicale (P. Beauv.) Grout ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Campylium stellatum (Hedw.) C. Jens. ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Cratoneuron filicinum (Hedw.) Spruce ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Drepanocladus aduncus var. aduncus (Hedw.) Warnst. ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Hygroamblystegium tenax (Hedw.) Jenn. ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Hygrohypnum eugyrium (BSG) Loeske ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Hygrohypnum micans (Mitt.) Broth. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Amblystegiaceae Hygrohypnum molle (Dicks.) Loeske ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Amblystegiaceae Hygrohypnum ochraceum (Turn. ex Wils.) Loeske ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Leptodictyum humile ? ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Leptodictyum riparium (Hedw.) Warnst. ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Platylomella lescurii (Sull.) Andr. ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Sanionia uncinata (Hedw.) Loeske ? ANP (1994)
Amblystegiaceae Warnstorfia fluitans (Hedw.) Loeske ? ANP (1994)
Andreaeaceae Andreaea crassinervia Bruch ? ANP (1994)
Andreaeaceae Andreaea rothii F. Weber & D. Mohr ? ANP (1994)
Andreaeaceae Andreaea rupestris Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Anomodontaceae Anomodon attenuatus (Hedw.) Hub. ? ANP (1994)
Anomodontaceae Anomodon rostratus (Hedw.) Schimp. ? ANP (1994)
Anomodontaceae Haplohymenium triste (Ces. ex De Not. ? ANP (1994)
Aulacomniaceae Aulacomnium androgynum (Hedw.) Schwagr. ? ANP (1994)
Aulacomniaceae Aulacomnium palustre (Hedw.) Schwagr. ? ANP (1994)
Aulacomniaceae Aulacomnium turgidum (Wahlenb.) Schwagr. ? ANP (1994)
Bartramiaceae Bartramia pomiformis Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Bartramiaceae Philonotis fontana (Hedw.) Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Bartramiaceae Philonotis muhlenbergii Brid. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Bartramiaceae Plagiopus oederianus (Sw.) H. A. Crum & L. E. Anderson ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium acutum (Mitt.) Sull. ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium campestre (C. M.) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium digastrum C. M. & Kindb. ex Macoun & Kindb. ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium erythrorrhizon B. S. G. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium oedipodium (Mitt.) Jaeg. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium plumosum (Hedw.) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium reflexum (Starke ex Web. & Mohr) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium rutabulum (Hedw.) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium salebrosum (Web. & Mohr) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium starkei (Brid.) B. & S. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium velutinum (Hedw.) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Bryhnia graminicolor (Brid.) Grout ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Bryhnia novae-angliae (Sull. & Lesq. ex Sull.) Grout ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Eurhynchium pulchellum (Hedw.) Jenn. ? ANP (1994)
Brachytheciaceae Eurhynchium riparioides (Hedw.) Rich. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Brachytheciaceae Isothecium myosuroides Brid. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Brachytheciaceae Steerecleus serrulatus ? ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Bryum argenteum Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Bryum caespiticium Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Bryum capillare Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Bryum lisae / var. cuspidatum De Not. / (Bruch & Schimp.) Margad. ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Bryum miniatum Lesq. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Bryaceae Bryum pallens Sw. ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Bryum pseudotriquetrum (Hedw.) P. Gaertn., B. Mey. & Scherb. ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Bryum stenotrichum C. M. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Bryaceae Bryum turbinatum (Hedw.) Turn. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Bryaceae Bryum uliginosum (Brid.) Bruch & Schimp. ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Bryum weigelii Spreng. ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Leptobryum pyriforme (Hedw.) Wilson ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Pohlia cruda (Hedw.) Lindb. ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Pohlia nutans (Hedw.) Lindb. ? ANP (1994)
Bryaceae Pohlia wahlenbergii (F. Weber & D. Mohr) A. L. Andrews in Grout ? ANP (1994)
Climaciaceae Climacium americanum Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Climaciaceae Climacium dendroides (Hedw.) Web. & Mohr ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Dicranella heteromalla (Hedw.) Lindb. ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Dicranella squarrosa (Starke.) Schimp. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Dicranaceae Dicranella varia (With.) Schimp. ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Dicranodontium denudatum (Brid.) E. Britton in R. S. Williams ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Dicranum flagellare Hedw. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Dicranaceae Dicranum fulvum Hook. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Dicranaceae Dicranum (Spuria) fuscescens Turn. ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Dicranum (Dicranum) majus Turn. ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Dicranum montanum Hedw. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Dicranaceae Dicranum muhlenbeckii B. S. G. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Dicranaceae Dicranum (Spuria) ontariense W. L. Peterson ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Dicranum (Dicranum) polysetum Sw. ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Dicranum (Dicranum) scoparium Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Dicranum (Spuria) spurium Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Dicranum (Spuria) undulatum Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Oncophorus wahlenbergii Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Paraleucobryum longifolium (Hedw.) Loeske ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Rhabdoweisia crispata (With.) Lindb. ? ANP (1994)
Dicranaceae Trematodon ambiguus (Hedw.) Hornsch. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Diphysciaceae Diphyscium foliosum (Hedw.) Mohr ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Ditrichaceae Ceratodon purpureus (Hedw.) Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Ditrichaceae Ditrichum lineare (Sw.) Lindb. ? ANP (1994)
Ditrichaceae Ditrichum pallidum (Hedw.) Hampe ? ANP (1994)
Ditrichaceae Pleuridium subulatum (Hedw.) Rabenh. ? ANP (1994)
Entodontaceae Entodon brevisetus (Hook. & Wils. ex Wils.) Lindb. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Fabroniaceae Anacamptodon splachnoides (Froel. ex Brid.) Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Fissidentaceae Fissidens adianthoides Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Fissidentaceae Fissidens bushii (Cardot & Ther.) Cardot & Ther. ? ANP (1994)
Fissidentaceae Fissidens dubius P. Beauv. ? ANP (1994)
Fissidentaceae Fissidens osmundioides Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Fontinalaceae Dichelyma pallescens BSG ? ANP (1994)
Fontinalaceae Fontinalis antipyretica var. antipyretica Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Fontinalaceae Fontinalis dalecarlica BSG ? ANP (1994)
Fontinalaceae Fontinalis flaccida Ren. & Card. ? ANP (1994)
Fontinalaceae Fontinalis novae-angliae var. novae-angliae Sull. ? ANP (1994)
Fontinalaceae Fontinalis sullivantii Lindb. ? ANP (1994)
Funariaceae Funaria hygrometrica Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Grimmiaceae Grimmia affinis Hoppe & Hornsch. ex Hornsch. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Grimmiaceae Racomitrium aciculare (Hedw.) Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Grimmiaceae Racomitrium fasciculare (Hedw.) Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Grimmiaceae Racomitrium heterostichum (Hedw.) Brid. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Grimmiaceae Racomitrium lanuginosum (Hedw.) Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Grimmiaceae Racomitrium microcarpon (Hedw.) Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Grimmiaceae Racomitrium sudeticum (Funck) Bruch & Schimp. ? ANP (1994)
Grimmiaceae Schistidium rivulare (Brid.) Podp. ? ANP (1994)
Grimmiaceae Schistidium apocarpum (Hedw.) Burch & Schimp. in B. S. G. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Grimmiaceae Schistidium maritima (Turn.) Burch & Schimp. in B. S. G. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Hedwigiaceae Hedwigia ciliata (Hedw.) P.-Beauv. ? ANP (1994)
Hylocomiaceae Hylocomium splendens (Hedw.) B. S. G. [common name?]
[identified by Ralph Pope]
ANP (1994)
Hylocomiaceae Pleurozium schreberi (Brid.) Mitt. ? ANP (1994)
Hylocomiaceae Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus (Hedw.) Warnst. ? ANP (1994)
Hylocomiaceae Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus (Hedw.) Warnst. ? ANP (1994)
Hylocomiaceae Rhytidium rugosum (Hedw.) Kindb. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Callicladium haldanianum (Grev.) Crum ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Herzogiella striatella (Brid.) Iwats. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Herzogiella turfacea (Lindb.) Iwats. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Homomallium adnatum (Hedw.) Broth. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Hypnum cupressiforme var. cupressiforme Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Hypnum cupressiforme var. filiforme Hedw. / ? ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Hypnaceae Hypnum curvifolium Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Hypnum fertile Sendtn. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Hypnum imponens Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Hypnum lindbergii Mitt. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Hypnum pallescens (Hedw.) P.-Beauv. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Isopterygium tenerum (Sw.) Mitt. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Platydictya jungermannioides (Brid.) Crum ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Platygyrium repens (Brid.) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Pseudotaxiphyllium elegans (Brid.) Iwats. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Hypnaceae Ptilium crista-castrensis (Hedw.) De Not. ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Pylaisiella intricata (Hedw.) Grout ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Pylaisiella selwynii (Hedw.) Grout ? ANP (1994)
Hypnaceae Pylaisiella tenuirostris (Bruch. & Schimp. ex Sull.) Buck ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Hypnaceae Taxiphyllum deplanatum (Bruch & Schimp. ex Sull.) Fl. ? ANP (1994)
Leucobryaceae Leucobryum albidum (Brid. ex P. Beauv.) Lindb. ? ANP (1994)
Leucobryaceae Leucobryum glaucum (Hedw.) Angstr. ex Fr. ? ANP (1994)
Mniaceae Cyrtomnium hymenophylloides (Hub.) Nuh ex T. Kop. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Mniaceae Mnium hornum Hedw. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Mniaceae Plagiomnium affine (Bland.) T. Kop. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Mniaceae Plagiomnium ciliare (C. Mill.) T. Kop. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Mniaceae Plagiomnium cinclidioides (Hub.) T. Kop. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Mniaceae Plagiomnium cuspidatum (Hedw.) T. Kop. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Mniaceae Plagiomnium rostratum (Schrad.) T. Kop. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Mniaceae Rhizomnium magnifolium (Horik.) T. Kop. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Mniaceae Rhizomnium punctatum (Hedw.) T. Kop. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Neckeraceae Homalia trichomanoides (Hedw.) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Neckeraceae Neckera complanata (Hedw.) Hub. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Neckeraceae Neckera pennata Hedw. neckera moss
[identified by Alison Dibble]
Champlainer (TFV); ANP (1994)
Orthotrichaceae Amphidium lapponicum (Hedw.) Schimp. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Orthotrichaceae Amphidium mougeotti (Beuth.) Schimp. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum affine Brid. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum anomalum Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum pumilum Sw. ? ANP (1994)
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum sordidum Sull. & Lesq. ex Aust. ? ANP (1994)
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum stellatum Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum strangulatum P.-Beauv. ? ANP (1994)
Orthotrichaceae Ulota coarctata (P.-Beauv.) Hamm. ? ANP (1994)
Orthotrichaceae Ulota crispa (Hedw.) Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Orthotrichaceae Ulota hutchinsiae (Sm.) Hamm. ? ANP (1994)
Plagiotheciaceae Plagiothecium cavifolium (Brid.) Iwats. ? ANP (1994)
Plagiotheciaceae Plagiothecium denticulatum (Hedw.) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Plagiotheciaceae Plagiothecium laetum BSG ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Atrichum angustatum (Brid.) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Atrichum crispum (James) Sull. ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Atrichum undulatum (Hedw.) P.-Beauv.) ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Pogonatum pensilvanicum (Hedw.) P.-Beauv. ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Pogonatum urnigerum (Hedw.) P.-Beauv. ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Polytrichastrum apinum (Hedw.) Rohl. ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum commune var. commune Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum commune / var. perigoniale Hedw. / (Mx.) Hampe ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum formosum Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum juniperinum Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum ohiense Ren. & Card. ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum pallidisetum Funck ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum piliferum Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum strictum Menz. ex Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Pottiaceae Barbula unguiculata Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Pottiaceae Didymodon asperifolius (Mitt.) Crum, Steere & Anders. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Pottiaceae Didymodon rigidulus Hedw. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Pottiaceae Didymodon vinealis var. luridus ? / ? ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Pottiaceae Phascum cuspidatum Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Pottiaceae Tortella fragilis (Drumm.) Limpr. ? ANP (1994)
Pottiaceae Tortella tortuosa (Hedw.) Limpr. ? ANP (1994)
Pottiaceae Tortula ruralis (Hedw.) Gaertn., Meyer & Scherb. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Pottiaceae Weissia controversa Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Pterigynandraceae Pterigynandrum filiforme Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Schistostegaceae Schistostega pennata (Hedw.) F. Weber & D. Mohr ? ANP (1994)
Seligeriaceae Blindia acuta (Hedw.) Bruch & Schimp. ? ANP (1994)
Sematophyllaceae Sematophyllum marylandicum (C. M.) E. G. Britt. ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Sphagnum) affine Renauld & Cardot ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Acutifolia) capillifolium (Ehrh.) Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Sphagnum) centrale C. E. O. Jensen ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Rigida) compactum DC. in Lam. & DC. ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Cuspidata) cuspidatum Hoffm. ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Acutifolia) fuscum (Schimp.) H. Klinggr. ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Acutifolia) girgensohnii Russow ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum imbricatum Hornsch. ex Russ. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Sphagnum) magellanicum Brid. ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Sphagnum) palustre L. ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Cuspidata) pulchrum (Lindb. ex Braithw.) Warnst. ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Acutifolia) quinquefarium (Lindb. ex Braithw.) Warnst. ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Acutifolia) rubellum Wilson ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum subnitens Russ. & Warnst. ex Warnst. ? ANP (1994) [see note 1 below]
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Subsecunda) subsecundum Nees in Sturm ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Squarrosa) teres (Schimp.) Angstr. in C. Hartm. ? ANP (1994)
Sphagnaceae Sphagnum (Cuspidata) torreyanum Sull. ? ANP (1994)
Splachnaceae Splachnum ampullaceum Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Tetraphidaceae Tetraphis pellucida Hedw. ? ANP (1994)
Thuidiaceae Myurella sibirica (C. Mull.) Reim ? ANP (1994)
Thuidiaceae Thuidium delicatulum var. delicatulum (Hedw.) BSG ? ANP (1994)
Thuidiaceae Thuidium recognitum (Hedw.) Lindb. ? ANP (1994)


Sources:
   Acadia National Park database. March 1994.
   Champlainer:
      TFV = Thomas F. Vining