Information from Samblasõbrad, www.sisu.ut.ee/samblasober
Photos Arne Ader
Estonian text posted 18.01.2018
Stair-step moss; Glittering Wood-moss Harilik laanik Hylocomium splendens
The stair-step moss was elected as Moss of the Year 2018.
The stairstep moss is quite common in
The moss of the year is easy to recognize by its fronds forming layers or “steps”.
The Fleisch in Broth or hylocomiastrium moss (Hylocomiastrum umbratum) has also belonged to the step moss family. It occurs in fertile spruce stands and is markedly more demanding with regard to growing conditions