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Barbula unguiculata is a common and widespread plant of disturbed soil, but how many of us pay attention to the beautiful twisted peristome? Photographed by Des Callaghan from Gwynfryn quarry on the BBS Spring meeting.

An abundantly fruiting mat of Racomitrium ericoides, photographed on spoil from a disused slate quarry at the head of the Nant y Pandy valley, Denbeighshire, during the 2008 Spring Meeting

Tortula freibergii is a rare species with a rather disjunct British distribution, known first from East Sussex and later from the Cheshire/Lancashire/Yorkshire area. This photograph was taken by Des Callaghan from alongside the Trent and Mersy Canal.

Cryphaea hetreomalla is an epiphyte with a previously restricted distribution due to air pollution, but whose range is now rapidly expanding. Photographed on the Border Bryologists meeting at Croes Robert Wood, Monmouthshire.

Campylophyllum calcareum, photographed at Twywell Gullet on the 2007 Spring Field meeting in Northamptonshire.

Amphidium mougeottii forms large cushions on moist acid rock crevices and gullies in Western Britain. Photo: Des Callaghan

Campylopus setifolius is an oceanic species of acid humid places known from NW Wales, the Lake District, the Western Highlands and the west of Ireland. Photo: Gordon Rothero

Cephalozia connivens, a fairly widespread liverwort of wet acid places, photographed here at Whixall Moss, Shropshire, during the 2007 Autumn Meeting excursion.


Dicranum bergeri is a British Red Data Book moss of raised bogs, photographed here at Whixall Moss, Shropshire, during the 2007 Autumn Meeting excursion.


Splachnum sphaericum photographed by Gordon Rothero on Ben Nevis.


The thallose liverwort Athalamia hyalina is the only British member of the Cleveaceae, and was first discovered in the Eastern Scottish Highlands by Gordon Rothero in 1999. Photo: Gordon Rothero

Oedipodium griffithianum is an uncommon plant of rock crevices in the montane northwest of Britain. Note the muliticellular gemmae. Photo: David Holyoak


Riccardia palmata is a mainly north-western liverwort, typically found on moist decorticated logs in sheltered woodland. Photographed on the field trip to Nant Gwynant at the 2005 Bangor meeting.

Gemmiferous shoots of Leiocolea heterocolpos. In sandstone crevice of mountain crag. Ben Griam Beag (NC825407) 350 m. v.-c. 107 (East Sutherland). 06 July 2006. Photo: Des Callaghan

Syntrichia papillosa, starting to become a little dry, growing as an epiphyte on apple at Frogend Farm Orchard, Castle Frome, Herefordshire.

Petalophyllum ralfsii Photographed at Ainsdale Dunes by Des Callaghan.

Syntrichia amplexa is a very rare plant in Britain, originally discovered in Leicestershire and thought to be introduced from North America. This image was taken by Martin Godfrey at Eardingon Gravel Pit, Bridgenorth, where it has recently been discovered by Mark Lawley.

Conostomum tetragonum photographed on Ben Hee, East Sutherland by Des Callaghan during the 2006 BBS Summer meeting.


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. Photo: Robin Stevenson


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

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

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. Image courtesy of Des Callaghan.

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. Image courtesy of Des Callaghan.



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. Further illustrations, including some of related species, can be found on the T.bambergeri bryophyte portrait page.

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


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