Genus CteniumHYPNUM : Sub-genus CTENIUM
The species of the Sub-genus Ctenium are large and grow in loose tufts with stems erect or prostrate, rigid and compressed, simple and two-forked, closely and regularly feather-branched; the branches are fern-like and the branchlets close, resembling the teeth of a comb, a characteristic which has suggested the generic name from the Greek for; a comb.
The leaves have longitudinal folds with the apex turned to one side.
The spore-cases are raised on long pedicels; they are cylindrical-oblong, arched, and with broadly conical lids tipped with a point.
Knights Plume Moss