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Schistostega

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Kingdom  Plantae
Subclass  Dicranidae
Genus  Schistostega D. Mohr
Higher classification  Schistostega
Division  Bryophyta
Order  Dicranales
Scientific name  Schistostega pennata
Rank  Species
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Family  Schistostegaceae Schimp.
Similar  Scudderia, Buxbaumia, Scleroderma citrinum, Scleroderma, Schistidium

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Schistostega pennata, also called goblin gold, luminous moss or luminescent moss, is a moss known for its glowing appearance in dark places. It is the only member of the family Schistostegaceae. The moss's greenish-gold glowing appearance is due to the clear, spherical cells in the protonema that can collect even the faintest light like lenses, and the chloroplasts nearby in turn give off the greenish glow from the reflected light.

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It is easily outcompeted by other mosses and plant species in open lighter areas, but its ability to reflect light allows it to grow in shady places that other plants cannot survive. It prefers damp mineral soils with a source of dim light, such as reflection from a pool, overturned tree roots, and entrances to animal burrows.

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Schistostega pennata is found in China, Japan, Siberia, Europe, and North America.

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References

Schistostega Wikipedia


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