Jubula hutchinsiae

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Identification notes

Be prepared to get wet to find this lovely liverwort, for it often grows in dark, dripping places, especially in flushed recesses by waterfalls where it may be accompanied by the likes of Fissidens rivularis and Conocephalum conicum.

No other liverwort looks like it, although if you examine the underside of a shoot, the resemblance to Frullania is obvious in the small lobules that look a little like old-fashioned policeman’s helmets.

If you are fortunate enough to come across a large population, its fan-like growth form is usually obvious.

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Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland

View distribution from the BBS Atlas 2014

Similar Species

Could be mistaken for one of a few Plagiochila species when viewed from above, but leaf architecture overall is more similar to Frullania.