Unformatted text preview: Sphagnum , as mentioned earlier. cells have specialized water holding capacity and many air spaces. Partially decomposed Sphagnum forms peat, and when thoroughly compressed, a form of lignite coal. Peat is used for fuel, mulch and packing materials. Peat Bog Sphagnum water storing cells • More often, however, mosses are seen as nuisance organisms in the urban environment, and much effort is spent on trying to eradicate mosses from lawns, roofs and other structures....
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This note was uploaded on 01/08/2012 for the course BIO 213 taught by Professor Makina during the Fall '09 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Fall '09