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

Leucolepis Umbrella Moss, Palm Tree Moss

Leucolepis acanthoneuron

Synonym: Leucolepis menziesii

Leucolepis Umbrella Moss, Palm Tree Moss: Leucolepis acanthoneuron (Synonym: Leucolepis menziesii)

Palm tree moss observed along the Eagle Creek Trail approximately adjacent to Upper Punchbowl Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area............March 24, 2012 .Note the leafy shoots which radiate from the top of the main stem and the tooth-like leave .

Leucolepis Umbrella Moss, Palm Tree Moss: Leucolepis acanthoneuron (Synonym: Leucolepis menziesii) - Leucolepis Umbrella Moss, Palm Tree Moss: Leucolepis acanthoneuron (Synonym: Leucolepis menziesii) - Sporophyte of Leucolepis Umbrella Moss, Palm Tree Moss: Leucolepis acanthoneuron (Synonym: Leucolepis menziesii)

Palm tree moss observed along the Eagle Creek Trail approximately adjacent to Upper Punchbowl Falls, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area............March 24, 2012. The photo at left shows a close-up of the upper portion of the female gametophyte containing the archegonia. The photo at center shows a close-up of the male gametophyte with brownish antheridia in the center. The photo at right showsa close-up of a capsule at the upper tip of the sporophyte, with the brownish operculum at its tip.

Leucolepis Umbrella Moss, Palm Tree Moss: Leucolepis acanthoneuron (Synonym: Leucolepis menziesii)

Palm tree moss observed along the Eagle Creek Trail, Columbia River Gorge...........April 11, 2013.

Paul Slichter