Tortella bambergeri

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Important note

Please do not record this species. It is no longer an accepted species name and is included here only to provide links to the Field Guide and Atlas documentation.

In 2017, Heribert Köckinger & Lars Hedenäs published a paper in Journal of Bryology which gave convincing reasons to split Tortella bambergeri into 2 distinct species, both of which had been previously described under different names – and so T. bambergeri is no longer an accepted species name.

Refer to the literature below for more details.

The 2 superseding species are:

The Field Guide page relates to the old T. bambergeri and is of limited practical use now but is included here for the sake of completeness.

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Distribution in Great Britain and Ireland

Distribution of this complex in the 2014 Atlas is for the old T. bambergeri, prior to splitting.

View distribution from the BBS Atlas 2014

Resources you may find useful

Köckinger, H & Hedenäs, L. 2017. A farewell to Tortella bambergeri (Pottiaceae) as understood over the last decades. Journal of Bryology 39:3, 213-225
Ottley, T. & Blockeel, T. 2019. Tortella fasciculata and T. pseudofragilis in Britain and Ireland. Field Bryology 121, 19-22
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