Scapania nimbosa

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Scapania nimbosa
Taylor ex Lehm.

Scapania nimbosa (Cloud Earwort) is a relatively rare liverwort of cool, wet climates and a typical member of the northern hepatic mat of north-west Scotland.  It is instantly recognisable in the field by the long, spinose teeth.

This specimen was spotted by Gordon Rothero on Corra Bheinn during the recent BBS meeting on Jura. It was growing as scattered shoots amongst other liverwort species. You can see more photos on the Species page at

Published: 1 August 2022