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Microlejeunea ulicina (Fairy Beads) and Metzgeria furcata, spotted by Peter Martin in a churchyard in South Gloucestershire, growing on a yew needle.
Cephalozia curvifolia (rustwort), previously known as Nowellia curvifolia, is even more beautiful close up, with its concave leaves and long pincer-like lobes - and that amazing colour.
Young capsules of Orthotrichum pulchellum (Elegant Bristle-moss) with their characteristic calyptrae with a dark tip and spots around the base. Notice also that the capsules are held well clear of the leaves which are slightly curled when dry like this.
New year, new life: close-up of a young capsule of Ptychomitrium polyphyllum (Long-shanked pincushion).
Part of a leaf of Mnium stellare (Starry thyme-moss) under a high power microscope. It is starting to show the blue colouration of the cells, typical of this species when the cells die.
Growing on the ground near Bramshaw in the New Forest. Photographed during the socially distanced Wessex group meeting in October 2020.
Hookeria lucens (Shining Hookeria), on the Gower Peninsula in May 2019. It's always a pleasure to find this moss, often shining out from a shady woodland bank, or a dark crevice in a cliff face.
Physcomitrium sphaericum (Dwarf Bladder-moss), on the margin of the Talybont Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons, September 2020. Not the best image, but a great find by Sharon Pilkington, involving much searching on hands and knees in the mud and rain!
Chiloscyphus polyanthos/pallescens (St Winifrid's Moss), on a rock in a stream in the Brecon Beacons, July 2020. *Not identifiable with certainty without perianths, but the habitat and appearance suggest C. polyanthos in this case.
Fruiting Sphagnum subnitens (Lustrous Bog-moss), near the almost unpronounceable Bwlch in the Brecon Beacons, June 2020. Capsules are common with this species, but no less beautiful for that.