Syntrichia ruralis Weber & D. Mohr, 1803, Index Mus. Pl. Crypt.  1803. (syn: Barbula ruraliformis ; Barbula ruralis ; Barbula ruralis var. ruraliformis ; Syntrichia ruraliformis ; Syntrichia ruralis var. glacialis ; Tortula longimucronata ; Tortula ruraliformis ; Tortula ruralis ; Tortula ruralis var. ruraliformis );
Banglore-Ooty November 2013 :: Requesting ID of this plant :: ARK2021-031: 3 images.
Requesting to please ID this plant captured growing in a wall crevice in Ooty in November 2013.
I have also seen this in Ooty long back. If I recall my memory it is possibly be: Syntrichia ruralis, commonly known as twisted moss and star moss. Not sure.
The moss is a member of the Pottiaceae family and it may be a member of the genus Hydrogonium.
No doubt it resembles Syntrichia ruralis. But for correct identification of a species please see microscopic details like leaf lobe, its cellular details.
Attaching a cropped pic, if it helps in ID.
References: Catalogue of Life The Plant List Ver.1.1 Tropicos Moss Flora of China Wikipedia iNaturalist Plants of the Gila Wilderness