[Mosses of the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Dendroalsia Moss, Plume Moss

Dendroalsia abietina

Leucodontaceae

Dendroalsia Moss, Plume Moss: Dendroalsia abietina (Leucodontaceae)

Plumed moss shown on a trunk of either a big-leaf maple or Oregon white oak along the Eagle Creek trail, Columbia River Gorge.........April 17, 2013.

Dendroalsia Moss, Plume Moss: Dendroalsia abietina (Leucodontaceae) - Dendroalsia Moss, Plume Moss: Dendroalsia abietina (Leucodontaceae) - Dendroalsia Moss, Plume Moss: Dendroalsia abietina (Leucodontaceae)

Plumed moss as seen on logs and tree trunks along the Pacific Crest Trail uphill to the west of the Greenleaf Creek bridge crossing, Columbia River Gorge.........November 13, 2013.

Dendroalsia Moss, Plume Moss: Dendroalsia abietina (Leucodontaceae) - Dendroalsia Moss, Plume Moss: Dendroalsia abietina (Leucodontaceae)

Plumed moss shown on a trunk of either a big-leaf maple or Oregon white oak along the Eagle Creek trail, Columbia River Gorge.........April 17, 2013. When dry, the pendant but flattened fern-like plants curl inwards creating masses of down-curled plants on the trunk.

Dendroalsia Moss, Plume Moss: Dendroalsia abietina (Leucodontaceae) - Dendroalsia Moss, Plume Moss: Dendroalsia abietina (Leucodontaceae)

Plumed moss (left) on a leaning snag along the Wygant Trail west of Mitchell Point, Columbia River Gorge.........March 29, 2015. The photo at right shows plumed moss along the Hardy Ridge equestrian trail in Beacon Rock State Park.......January27, 2016.

Paul Slichter