Hamatocaulis vernicosus

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Hamatocaulis vernicosus
(Mitt.) Hedenäs

This image was captured by Sharon Pilkington in a flush in the Comeragh Mountains, Waterford, in August 2023, and shows the red patches at the base of the leaves beautifully. Its common name is the rather beautiful Varnished Hook-moss.

You can see more images on our Species Finder page at https://www.britishbryologicalsociety.org.uk/learning/species-finder/hamatocaulis-vernicosus/

Published: 1 February 2024