Moss (Itatiella ulei)
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Species: Itatiella ulei
Common Name: Moss
Status: Critically Endangered, List of
Endangered Flora of the State of Minas
Artist: Maria Alice deRezende
Artist Home Country: Brazil
Medium: Watercolor and Graphite
The remaining Brazilian Atlantic rainforests
contain more than 300 species of mosses.
Itatiella ulei is found in upper montane forests
above 5,000 feet in elevation. This painting is
an enlargement of the tiny moss named for
the Serra de Itatiaia region in which it grows.
A specimen of Moss (Itatiella ulei) from the museum's herbarium collection: