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Odontoschisma elongatum, On detritus at edge of Loch Druim a' Chliabhain. NC81134008 (240m). VC 107. 06 July 2006. Photographed during the BBS summer meeting, 2006. The characteristic dark outline to the cells are clearly visible in the photo.
Targionia hypophylla. This Mediterranean-Atlantic thallose liverwort is uncommon in the British Isles where it shows a mainly south western distribution. This photograph was taken on the BBS Spring Meeting, where it was seen in the limestone hills behind Amalfi in Southern Italy.
Tortella bambergeri was recently reported new to Britain by Sam Bosanquet in the Journal of Bryology (2006) 28: 5-10. This photograph was taken by Graham Motley in the Brecon Beacons National Park in south Wales.
A carpet of Polytrichum juniperinum in fruit on a recently burnt area of heath at Thursley Common, Surrey. This species often follows Funaria hygrometrica in succession on burnt heathland. Photo Ian Atherton, Hampshire.
Tetraplodon angustatus is shown here in the foreground with Tetraplodon mnioides forming the bulk of the cushion behind in this vignette provided by Gordon Rothero
Hedwigia ciliata var leucophaea photographed by Des Callaghan from material he had collected from Dore Abbey, Herefordshire, where it had fallen down from stone tiles on the roof of the abbey. Subsequently Sam Bosanquet examined material he had collected from a similar habitat in Monmouthshire, which turned out to be the same plant, new to Wales. It may be that Hedwigia ciliata var leucophaea is more widespread than previously supposed as a member of the thermophilous community of bryophytes that is found on south-facing stone roof tiles.
Sematophyllum substrumulosum was first recorded from the British Isles in 1997 from Tresco in the Scilly Isles by David Holyoak. It then subsequently transpired that it had previously been collected at Kingley Vale NNR, where it was refound in quantity recently. This photograph was taken by Des Callaghan from material collected at this locality
Sphagnum fimbriatum with abundant sporophytes, both maturing and following explosive dehiscence when the lid is shot off by high pressure within the capsule. As in all Sphagna, the capsules are elevated above the level of the plant by a pseudopodium of gametophyte tissue, unlike most other mosses where this function is performed by a seta of sporophyte origin. Photographed at Wartle Moss, Aberdeenshire in July 2004 on the BBS Summer Meeting.
Racomitrium lanuginosum, a large acrocarp which can be dominant on wet heath in the north and west, photographed at Cape Wrath, West Sutherland, (VC 108), July 2005, by Martin Godfrey.
Entodon concinnus, a pleurocarp typically of calcareous grassland slopes, photographed in the machair of South Harris, Western Isles (v.-c. 110) August 2005