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Species list

Mosses and Liverworts

with thanks to Gillian Foster and Ken Adams

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TWO COMMON WALL MOSSES. Grey Cushion moss Grimmia pulvinata (above) and Wall Screw moss Tortula muralis (right) are found on the walls of the farm buildings
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Collected Spring 2003

Scientific name English name Substrate Location Map ref.
Amblystegium serpens Creeping feather moss Base of aspen Plantation TQ473927
Atrichum undulatum Catherine's moss Woodland Lockwood's land TQ474934
Aulacomnium androgynum Bud-headed groove moss Ground Dog Kennel Hill TQ479927
Barbula convoluta Beard moss Ground Dog Kennel Hill TQ474934
Barbula unguiculata Bird's claw beard moss Chippings on step Visitor Centre TQ479929
Barbula vinealis   On wood on step Visitor Centre TQ479929
Brachythecium albicans Feather moss Acid grassland Lockwood's land TQ474934
Brachythecium rutabulum Rough-stalked feather moss Tree bark Dog Kennel Hill TQ479927
Bryum capillare Capillary thread moss Fallen poplar Plantation TQ473927
Campylopus introflexus Heath star moss On woodland floor Dog Kennel Hill TQ474934
Dicranella heteromalla Silky forklet  moss Base of old ash Dog Kennel Hill TQ474934
Dicranoweisia cirrata Curly thatch moss Brick Plantation TQ473927
Eurhynchium praelongum Common feather moss Base of hawthorn Plantation TQ473927
Grimmia pulvinata Grey cushion moss Brick Wall Foxburrows  farm TQ479929
Hypnum cupressiforme Cypress-leaved feather moss On elder bark Dog Kennel Hill TQ474934
Polytrichum formosum Wood hair cup moss Ground Dog Kennel Hill TQ479927
Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus Spring turf feather moss Acid grassland Lockwood's land TQ474934
Tortula muralis Wall screw moss Brick Wall Foxburrows  farm TQ479929

Collected Spring 2004

Bryum argentium Silver moss Brick wall Foxburrows farm TQ479929
Fissidens taxifolius Flat fork moss Stream bank Lockwood's land TQ474934
Mnium hornum Swan's neck thyme moss Stream bank Lockwood's land TQ474934
Orthodontium lineare Cape thread moss Base of hornbeam Lambourne wood TQ482938
Orthotrichium affine   Tree bark Lambourne wood TQ482938
Rhizomnium punctatum   Stream bank Spurgate brook TQ488942
Frullania dilatata Liverwort High on tree Cabin Hill TQ481936
Lophocolea bidentata Liverwort Rotting hornbeam Lambourne wood TQ482938
Lophocolea heterophylla Liverwort Rotting hornbeam Lambourne wood TQ482938
Lophocolea semiteres Liverwort Rotting hornbeam Lambourne wood TQ482938

Identified by Dr Ken Adams on walk 24th April 2005

Name

Common name

Found

Notes

Amblystegium serpens

Creeping feather moss

 

 

Atrichum undulatum

Catherines moss

 

 

Aulocomnium androgynum

Bud-headed groove moss

Common on Dog Kennel Hill

 

Brachythecium rivulare                         

 

 

 

Brachythecium rutabulum

Rough stalked feather moss

Common throughout

 

Bryum capillare                              

Capillary thread moss

On walls and tree trunks

 

Calliergonella cuspidata

 

 

 

Cryphaea heteromalla           

 

 

New record

Dicranella heteromalla

Silky forklet moss

 

 

Dicranoweisia cirrata

Curly thatch moss

On tree trunks

 

Eurhynchium praelongum

Common feather moss

Common throughout

 

Fissidens bryoides s.s.

 

 

 

Fissidens taxifolius

Flat fork moss

 

 

Grimmia pulvinata

Grey cushion moss

On walls and tree trunks

 

Hypnum resupinatum                          

 

 

 

Hypnum cupressiforme

Cypress-leaved feather moss

 

 

Hypnum andoii                            

 

 

New record

Isopterygium elegans

 

 

 

Lophocolea heterophylla

A liverwort

On logs and tree trunks

 

Metzgeria furcata

A liverwort

On tree trunks

 

Mnium hornum

Swans neck thyme moss

Common on stream banks

 

Orthotrichium diaphanum

 

On tree trunks

 

Orthotrichium pulchellum         

 

 

New record

Orthotrichium affine

 

On tree trunks and branches

 

Polytrichum juniperinum              

 

 

 

Polytrichum formosum

Wood hair cup moss

 

 

Radula complanata                  

A liverwort

On tree trunks

New record

Ulota bruchii

 

On tree trunks

 

Zygodon viridissimus       

 

On tree trunks and branches

 

 

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