Conocephalum salebrosum

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Identification notes

You are most likely to confuse this species with Conocephalum conicum; the 2 species were was only separated relatively recently in 2004. The paper introducing C. salebrosum is available in the resources section below, along with a link to a page comparing the 2 species.

Dull-looking Conocephalums with a clearly reticulate surface growing away from water are good candidates for C. salebrosum but – until you can recognise them by ‘jizz’ – should be taken home for checking.

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Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland

 

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Szweykowski J, Buczkowska K, Odrzykoski IJ. 2005Conocephalum salebrosum (Marchantiopsida, Conocephalaceae) – a new Holarctic liverwort species. Plant Systematics and Evolution 253: 133-158.

This 2005 paper by Szweykowski et al describes Concephalum salebrosum and illustrates the microscopic differences between it and C. conicum. It is available as a free download from the ResearchGate website.

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Differences between Conocephalum conicum and C. salebrosum.

The BBS Conocephalum survey in 2005 identified a number of features helpful in telling these 2 species apart which are summarised in this PDF file.

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