Bryophyte of the Month
Orthotrichum pulchellum Brunt.
Young capsules of Orthotrichum pulchellum (Elegant Bristle-moss) with their characteristic calyptrae with a dark tip and spots around the base. Notice also that the capsules are held well clear of the leaves which are slightly curled when dry like this.
Photo: Claire Halpin, January 2021
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