Hydropogonella gymnostoma

Queen moss

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Nano tanks
Growth: medium

Availability [?]: 
  • rarely or not available commercially
  • occasionally available from other aquarists

Common names: 
  • Queen moss

  • Fontinalis gymnostoma Schimp.

Misapplied names: 
  • Amblystegiaceae sp. ''Manaus''

Habit, plant type:

  • epiphyte or epilith
  • moss / liverwort or fern prothallium
Botanical name [?]: Hydropogonélla gymnóstoma (Schimp.) Cardot ex Le Jol.

Major group (unranked): Mosses (Bryophyta)
Order: Hypnales
Family: Sematophyllaceae
Genus: Hydropogonella


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References and further reading:
  1. Akiyama, Hiroyuki (2013): Taxonomical and ecological notes on Asian bryophytes, 28. : Hydropogonella gymnostoma, widely distributed as "Queen moss" [in Japanese]. - Bryological research 10 (11), 367-368, 2013-07.
Light low to high 

Growth: medium

Propagation: Splitting, cutting off daughter plants

Can grow emersed?: yes

Suited for outdoor cultivation / ponds: unknown

Winter hardiness: unknown

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TODO Hydropogonella gymnostoma is also known as Queen moss.

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