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Bryophyte (added via Android)

Observed: 23rd September 2013 By: SnappyT
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Photo 2
Description:

growing among Heather and bilberries on gritstone near Widdop reservoir, S Pennines.

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Comments

Ambroise's picture

This may be several things

This may be several things including Hypnum jutlandicum. Do the leaves have any visible (10x-20x) nerve? microscopical examination will prob be necessary to make it S. cussonii.

SnappyT's picture

thank you. I can't see a

thank you. I can't see a nerve through a hand lens, unless it's very short. also no red. virtually no branching, and only irregular.

Ambroise's picture

Hi, well on the basis of the

Hi, well on the basis of the habitat (I understand it is not marshy), no nerve and the branching pattern observed on picture 2) it is more likely to be Hypnum jutlandicum than other things I believe. Saying that you'd need to get it through a key such as Smith's to confirm. Great to see mosses on ispot!

MickETalbot's picture

Bryophyte tag

With respect to the good folk that are/might have helped you in the likely ID of this moss, I am requesting that you add the tag Bryophyte as this will act as a further aid by virtue of attracting more of those who specialise in mosses and liverworts. Thanks in advance,