genus Sphagnum

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Noun1.genus Sphagnum - a large genus constituting the order Sphagnales: atypical mosses of temperate bogs with leaves that can hold much water
moss genus - a genus of mosses
order Sphagnales, Sphagnales - coextensive with the genus Sphagnum; in some classifications isolated in a separate subclass
bog moss, peat moss, sphagnum, sphagnum moss - any of various pale or ashy mosses of the genus Sphagnum whose decomposed remains form peat
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Here there is an absolute dominance of bryophytes, especially of the genus Sphagnum and particularly of Sphagnum magellanicum, which can be clearly recognized by its reddish colour and constitutes an entire geobotanical symbol of the Magellanian landscape and Tierra del Fuego.
(14.) Podterob AP, Zubets EV (2002) A History of the Medicinal Use of Plants of the Genus Sphagnum. Pharmaceutical Chemistry Journal 36:192-194.
From the Estonian bryoflora 11 species and the genus Sphagnum belong to the Annexes II and V of the EU Habitats Directive (Habitat Directive, 1992), four of these and 36 Sphagnum species are recorded in the present list of mire species.