Southern Marsh Orchids

Southern Marsh Orchids

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Coed-y-bedw bryophytes

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

1 comment:

  1. A nice little group, George, I really must try and find the time to dust off 'Watson' and get back into bryophytes.