Cypress-leaved plaitmoss

Hypnum cupressiforme

''Hypnum cupressiforme'', the cypress-leaved plaitmoss or hypnum moss, is a common and widespread species of moss belonging to the genus ''Hypnum''.
Cypress-leaved plaitmoss, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands Tentative ID that I will try to get verified by an expert. This is a highly variable species and there's a few other candidates. If the ID is correct, note that the dutch name translates as "billed claw moss". The claw part refers to the claw-like shape of the leafs, which you can see in the photo when you zoom in.
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Appearance

It is a small to medium-sized moss about 2–10 cm long. It is pleurocarpous, having prostrate, creeping stems which form smooth, dense mats.

The stems are branched and covered in overlapping leaves giving the impression of a cypress tree. The stem leaves are long and thin measuring 1.0-2.1 mm by 0.3-0.6 mm.

They are concave and sickle-shaped, tapering towards the tip. The branch leaves are smaller and narrower than those on the stems. The moss produces short, cylindrical and slightly curved capsules which contain the spores. The capsules are 1.7-2.4 mm long and have a lid-like operculum measuring 0.6-0.9 mm.

They are borne on reddish-brown stalks which are 1-2.5 cm long. The moss is dioicous, having separate male and female plants. ''Hypnum cupressiforme'' is a highly variable species and numerous varieties have been described.
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Naming

It was formerly used as a filling for pillows and mattresses; the association with sleep is the origin of the genus name ''Hypnum''.
Moss - Hypnum cupressiforme? I'm unsure of the ID. I think it might be Hypnum cupressiforme. But, maybe not.

Habitat: Covering rocks in a rocky, mountainous forest
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/102417/moss_-_hypnum_cupressiforme.html
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Distribution

It is found in all continents except Antarctica and occurs in a wide variety of habitats and climatic zones.
Cypress-leaved plaitmoss - closeup, Heeswijk-Dinther, Netherlands Tentative ID that I will try to get verified by an expert. This is a highly variable species and there's a few other candidates. If the ID is correct, note that the dutch name translates as "billed claw moss". The claw part refers to the claw-like shape of the leafs, which you can see in the photo when you zoom in. 
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Habitat

It typically grows on tree trunks, logs, walls, rocks and other surfaces. It prefers acidic environments and is fairly tolerant of pollution.

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Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionBryophyta
ClassBryopsida
OrderHypnales
FamilyHypnaceae
GenusHypnum
SpeciesH. cupressiforme