This family are generally large, upright, and have long narrow leaves with sharp points. They also have sexes on separate plants. The females bear the capsules, and the males have a "rosette" at the stem tip with the antheridia in it.

Pogonatum subulatum

Found on damp clay banks.

An attractive moss with its pink calyptrae.

Male Pogonatum plants showing the "rosettes" bearing the male antheridia.
Polytrichadelphus magellanicus

Usually found in more open areas - sides of tracks, clay banks etc.

This photo shows both male and female plants.


moss index