Taxiphyllum sp. "Spiky Moss"

Spiky moss

Aquarium suitability: yes
Usage: Epiphyte (growing on hardscape), Nano tanks
Difficulty: easy
Growth: medium
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Common names: 
  • Spiky moss
  • Peacock moss

  • Taxiphyllum sp. ''Peacock moss''

Habit, plant type:

  • moss / liverwort or fern prothallium
Major group (unranked): Mosses (Bryophyta)
Order: Hypnales
Family: Hypnaceae
Genus: Taxiphyllum


The hitherto unidentified Taxiphyllum species that is called "spiky moss" in Singapore is in our opinion identical with "peacock moss".

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