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Bristly swan-neck moss (Campylopus atrovirens)

Observed: 17th April 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in PlantsThistle’s reputation in Plants
Bristly swan-neck moss (Campylopus atrovirens)
Bristly swan-neck moss (Campylopus atrovirens)
Description:

A moss growing in tight clumps on a roof below trees. Pale yellow/green; becoming paler when dry (photo 1). Individual stalks 25-30mm long; unbranched. Leaves narrow and pointed but with no obvious hair-point; approximately 3-6mm long. No capsules seen.
I'm not fully convinced by the suggested ID because of the location (Edinburgh; more common in the west) and position (roof; normally peaty places or acidic rocks).

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There seems to be whitish

There seems to be whitish reflexed hairpoints visible in photo so maybe Campylopus introflexus? Would suit habitat better.