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I'm not sure if this is a repost or not, but here it is.

"The Java Moss has been identified many years ago by Prof. Zen Iwatsuki at the Hattori Botanical Laboratory in Japan as a species of Taxiphyllum - Taxiphyllum barbieri (Card. & Coppey) Iwats. (Iwatsuki 1982). The name is based on a comparison of the Java Moss grown in Japan and the herbarium specimen of Taxiphyllum barbieri from Vietnam. Because of the lack of moss specimens with spore structures (fruiting specimens), this identification of Java Moss has to be accepted with reservation." -Quoted from http://www.aquamoss.net/Java-Moss/Java%20M...a%20dubyana.htm

It was identified recently by Prof. Benito Tan or the National University of Singapore. What we learn is that the Java moss we have all called Vesicularia dubyana is really Taxiphyllum barbieri. Hope this helps anyone who really wants to know. This should also be changed in the plant specifications under "Java Moss".
 

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Yep, that is true.. The spiecies is now called Taxiphyllum barbieri.

Good post
 
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