Jungermannia eucordifolia

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Identification notes

To many bryologists, Jungermannia (and Solenostoma) species can be frustrating if perianths aren’t present. Many of them require close examination of these structures for identification.

Not so typical forms of Jungermannia eucordifolia. Its common name – Cordate Flapwort – alludes to its large, heart-shaped, concave stem leaves, which are really quite distinctive and different from closely related species. It is the largest Jungermannia species you are likely to encounter and is usually unmistakable when found as a mat of flaccid-looking erect shoots several centimetres tall in wet places.

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Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland

View distribution from the BBS Atlas 2014

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