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Common name

English: Star Moss

German: Dach-Drehzahnmoos

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Bryophyta (7)

    Class: Bryopsida (7)

      Order: Pottiales (1)

        Family: Pottiaceae (1)

          Genus: Tortula (1)

            Epithet: ruralis (Hedw.) P.Gaertn., B.Mey. & Scherb (1)

ruralis => of or from rural areas (but not fields)

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical, tropical

Habitat: xerophytic

Habit: herb

External links

Check for Tortula ruralis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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