Fissidens incurvus  Starke ex Rohl.
Taxonomical Classification:  Plantae (Mosses) / Bryophyta / Bryopsida / Dicranales / Fissidentaceae
Short-leaved Pocket-moss     Maltese name not known
Further Information:
A monoecious species with male organs are borne on small branches at the base of the shoot and female organs being capsules on slender setae. Shoots 2-5mm long bearing broad leaves with a thickened border. A distinguishing character of Fissidens incurvus is the distinctly inclined capsule. Related species include F. bryoides, F. limbatus and F. viridulus. It prefers calcareous peaty or clayey soil in open habitats.

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