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Hypnum cupressiforme var heseleri

Hypnum cupressiforme var heseleri is known from continental Europe but has recently been added to the UK list following the diligent work of Robin Stevenson in surveying the royal orchards at Flitcham, West Norfolk. See the recent paper in Volume 28 part 3 of the Journal of Bryology.

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Mylia taylorii

Mylia taylorii photographed on Ben More Assynt, East Ross in Sptember 2005 by David Long, in area of liverwort heath on NE-facing slope.

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Mastigophora woodsii

Mastigophora woodsii, Ben Hee. V.-c. 107. Photographed during the BBS summer meeting, 2006. Image courtesy of Des Callaghan.

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Scapania ornithopodioides

Scapania ornithopodioides, on peat soil amongst Calluna on moorland mountain slope. NC41113378. Ben Hee. V.-c. 107. 07 July 2006.480m. Photographed during the BBS summer meeting, 2006.

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Odontoschisma elongatum

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.

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Targionia hypophylla

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.

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Tortella bambergeri

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.

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Polytrichum juniperinum

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.

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Tetraplodon angustatus

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

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Hedwigia ciliata var leucophaea

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.

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