Thursday, 2 April 2015

Sphagnums and other bryophytes from Bryn Engan and Cors Bodgynydd

Sphagnum affine

Sphagnum capillifolium ssp. rubellum

Sphagnum capillifolium ssp. capillifolium

Sphagnum girgensohnii

Sphagnum compactum (above) and Sphagnum molle (below)

Sphagnum tenellum

Breutelia chrysocoma 

 Mylia taylorii a liverwort.

Fir clubmoss Huperzia selag. Notice the cones near the top of each shoot. Clubmosses are not bryophytes, but belong to a different group altogether.

Wonderful bryophyte woodland. This type of woodland is dominated by species such as those below and a few sphagnums, for example S.girgensohnii

Rhytidiadelphus loreus

Thuidium tamariscinum

A warning to all.... don't become too obsessed with bryophytes.  Rhytidiadelphus loreus. Don't worry, I didn't pull it off a rock or a branch, it had already fallen off and was lying on the ground and was just what I was looking for #baldyhead! 

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