Philonotis fontana

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Philonotis fontana
(Hedw.) Brid.

Philonotis fontana (Fountain Apple-moss), June 2020 in the Brecon Beacons.

In this area, Philonotis fontana often seems to develop this branching at the shoot tips in late spring / summer. Presumably these are deciduous branchlets used for reproduction, as they are not visible later in the year so must have broken off and dispersed.

Published: 1 May 2020