New Multi-access key to mosses

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BBS member Hamlyn Jones is developing multi-access keys for Bryophytes using the Field Studies Council Identikit toolkit. He has produced trial versions of a key to Mosses (excluding Sphagna) and a key to Sphagna, and would be interested in feedback from members.

The Sphagnum key covers all British species apart from a few rarer ones while 260 other moss species are currently included in the Moss key. Both keys concentrate on field characters though include some microscope characters to aid identification.

A Liverworts key is currently in development.

You can find the keys on Lyn’s website at Please contact him directly at with any queries or feedback.

Published: 7 December 2022