one of the largest species of sphagnum moss.
It is widespread in circumpolar areas and central Europe and it characterizes the bryophytes vegetation of large peat bogs. It has a very fast growth capacity which, together with the robustness of the species, makes it ideal for growing with bigger plants. Sometimes you may need to "prune" the sphagnum, if it had grown to incorporate the rhizomes of the plants. When exposed to direct sunshine acquires a crimson red colour and the heads will form a very compact “carpet”.
P31 - Location "Friuli" (Italy) - It has a tendency to green color
P32 - Location Germany - It has a tendency to green/yellow color - Probably is a very strong and robust clone of S. palustre
P33 - Location Germany - It has a tendency to green color and the heads are very large
Notice: According to the new taxonomy, none of the European clones present in this site will be identified as Sphagnum magellanicum (which is no longer recognized as a European species), but are species belonging to the "magellanicum complex" (e.g. Sphagnum medium, or Sphagnum divinum).
Future updates on the identification of the various clones will follow.
In any case, the clone code will remain unchanged.