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Pleuridium acuminatum

Pleuridium acuminatum taken by David Newman, found on the side of a sandy track, Oaken Wood, Barming, Maidstone Kent at the BBS South-east group meeting of 14/2/04.

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Brachythecium rutabulum

Brachythecium rutabulum taken by Robert Wesley, in Sixmile Creek valley in the City of Ithaca, New York USA. UK bryologists should be aware that this plant is less common in the USA than in Europe.

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Zygodon gracilis

Zygodon gracilis taken by Robert Goodison, in North Yorkshire, September 2003.

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Myurium hochstetteri

Myurium hochstetteri taken by Tim Rafferty in North Harris, August 2003.

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Rhacocarpus purpurascens

Rhacocarpus purpurascens with sporophytes photographed in October 2003 in the Jonkershoek valley in the southwestern Cape of Africa

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Wardia hygrometrica

Wardia hygrometrica with sporophytes photographed in October 2003 in the Jonkershoek valley in the southwestern Cape of Africa

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Aulacomnium palustre

Aulacomnium palustre with gemmae photographed in Iceland in July 2002

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Bartramia ithyphylla

Bartramia ithyphylla photographed during the BBS Summer Meeting 2003

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Diphyscium foliosum

Diphyscium foliosum photographed during the BBS Summer Meeting 2003

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Conocephalum conicum

This small clone of Conocephalum conicum was collected in 1978 in a cave on the Isle of Man by E V Watson, and is mentioned in Jean Paton's "The Liverwort Flora of the British Isles" . It was sent to the laboratory of Prof. J. Szweykowski (Poznan, Poland) where it is still maintained in culture. (See I. J. Odrzykoski and J. Szweykowski., 1991. Genetic differentiation without concordant morphological divergence in the thallose liverwort Conocephalum conicum. Pl. Syst. Evol 178: 135-151.)

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