Wednesday, 19 February 2014
A few hours spent mossing at this valley woodland near Gwaelod-y-garth on Sunday produced a nice range of species. Most of these are fairly common in ancient woods but the calcareous spring added a bit of diversity.
Lejeunea cavifolia (Micheli's Least Pouncewort) - large patch on Ash trunk
Leucobryum juniperoideum (Smaller White-moss) cushions on Birch trunk
The handsome leafy liverwort Plagiochila asplenioides (Greater Featherwort) among leaf litter
Swathes of Rhytidiadelphus loreus (Little Shaggy-moss)
Palustriella commutata (Curled Hook-moss) growing on tufa deposits in the calcareous spring
Fissidens adianthoides (Maidenhair Pocket-moss) at spring margin