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Orthotrichum cupulatum var. riparium

The debatable variety Orthotrichum cupulatum var. riparium photographed on rocks by the river at Richmond, Yorkshire during the Spring meeting 2018. Note the slightly exserted capsules, in which this differs from the usual Orthotrichum cupulatum. Accepted as a distinct variety by many bryologists in Europe, it is regarded by Smith (2004) and others as '...most likely an environmental modification not worthy of any taxonomic status'. The jury is still out...

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Seligeria calcarea

Seligeria calcarea photographed by Paul Bowyer at Worle Hill, v.-c.7

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Cirriphyllum crassinervium

Cirriphyllum crassinervium, not often seen fruiting, on the joint Border Bryology/Worcestershire BBS Local Group meeting at Turnastone Court Farm, Herefordshire

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Andreaea blyttii

Andreaea blyttii, photographed by Dave Genney during snowbed survey work on Ciste Mhearad and Coire Domhain in the Cairngorms.

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Philonotis cernua

Philonotis cernua, photographed by Rory Hodd who found the plant on the BBS summer meeting in Donegal. Known only within Europe from Britain and Ireland, it had not been seen since 1987.

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Radula voluta

Radula voluta, photographed by Stan Phillips beside River Avich, Mid Argyll see https://picasaweb.google.com/106899153891562063558/ArgyllBryophytes

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Riccia beyrichiana

Riccia beyrichiana, photographed by Stan Phillips on a gravelly patch on the edge of the cliffs above Cleadale, Eigg on the 2015 BBS Summer Field Meeting

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Dicranodontium denudatum

Dicranodontium denudatum , photographed in Cwm Coel in the Elan Valley during the BBS Spring Field Meeting

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Sphagnum inundatum

Sphagnum inundatum, photographed in Cwm Coel in the Elan Valley during the BBS Spring Field Meeting

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Porella obtusata

Porella obtusata, photgraphed by Stan Phillips on the Tayvallich peninsula, Argyll.

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