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Goblin's Gold --(Schistostega pennata) (120863 bytes)

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Goblin's Gold
Schistostega pennata

Someone I met at a bryophyte workshop earlier this summer was kind enough to show me where this was growing after she discovered it while doing a survey of the park. The moss seems to glow in the dark cavities where it grows because it has cells that concentrate the light to enable photosynthesis even in very low-light.

Location: Sitka National Historical Park, Sitka, Alaska

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