Fissidens fontanus

Phoenix moss

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Midground, Nano tanks, Foreground, group
Difficulty: easy
Growth: medium
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Availability [?]: 
  • frequently available commercially
  • frequently available from other aquarists

Common names: 
  • Phoenix moss

  • Fissidens debilis Schwägr.
  • Fissidens julianus (Savi ex DC.) Schimp.
  • Fissidens mexicanus (Müll. Hal.) Mitt.
  • Fissidens tuerckheimii (Müll. Hal.) Broth.
  • Fontinalis juliana Savi ex DC.
  • Octodiceras dillenii (Bach. Pyl.) Brid.
  • Octodiceras fontanum (Bach. Pyl.) Lindb.
  • Octodiceras julianum (Savi ex DC.) Brid.
  • Skitophyllum fontanum Bach. Pyl.

Misapplied names: 
  • Fissidens geppii
  • Fissidens nobilis

Habit, plant type:

  • epiphyte or epilith
  • moss / liverwort or fern prothallium
Botanical name [?]: Fissidens fontánus (Bach. Pyl.) Steudel

Major group (unranked): Mosses (Bryophyta)
Order: Dicranales
Family: Fissidentaceae
Genus: Fissidens

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