Haircap Moss School Chart


Year – 1964
Creator – Jung, Koch & Quentell
Dimensions – 112 x 90 cm / 44 x 35 inch

Another great example of the wonderful combination between what was primarily intended to be a teaching tool, but became a decorative object. This particular chart showing Polytrichum commune (also known as Common haircap moss, Common hair moss, great gold headed or Great Goldilocks) - a species of moss found in many regions with high humidity and rainfall.

The species can be exceptionally tall for a moss with stems often exceeding 30 cm (12 inches) though rarely reaching 70 cm (28 inches), but it is most commonly found at shorter lengths of 5 to 10 cm (2 to 4 inches). It is widely distributed throughout temperate and boreal latitudes in the Northern Hemisphere and also found in Mexico, several Pacific Islands including New Zealand, and also in Australia. It typically grows in bogs, wet heathland and along forest streams.

All the charts by Jung, Koch and Quentell cover such a wide range of topics, each chart is different and unique in its own way. They are outstanding for brightening up any home, office or kid's room.

In vintage but excellent condition.