So we went walking in the woods today and we stopped and looked at this moss that was covering the bottom 10 inches or so of the trunk of a tree.
No sporophytes visible at all.
I can only assume this whole clump reproduced asexually through division.
My hypothesis is that being higher up the tree gives you greater access to more water than lower down on the trunk.
Moss needs water to reproduce sexually so the more water the better.
Also being on a horizontal branch may be preferable for water retention due to gravity pulling the water down a vertical incline on a trunk.
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