Entosthodon obtusus

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Identification notes

One of the smallest of our Entosthodon species and quite often, but not always, found in wet places such as flushes or stream banks.

Like its near-relatives, E. obtusus must have mature capsules for confident identification and this means the season for recording them can be frustratingly short. It’s very important to be sure that the lid of the capsule is conical so as to distinguish it from Physcomitrium pyriforme, which has a clearly beaked lid. Possible confusion can arise when calyptrae are present as they are longly beaked in both species.

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Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland

View distribution from the BBS Atlas 2014

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