Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Argyll Gardens, Gorseinon

Yesterday for a change I took Alfie for a walk in Argyll Park, which is situated next to the bus station in the middle of Gorseinon and managed to find a total of 16 unremarkable taxa on the Gorsedd Stones. These lumps of Limestone were erected for an Eisteddfod event held in 1980, so have probably been in place no more than 25 years.
Barbula convoluta var. sardoa
Barbula unguiculata
Bryum argenteum
Bryum capillare
Didymodon insulanus
Didymodon sinuosus
Didymodon tophaceus
Grimmia pulvinata
Hypnum cupressiforme var. cupressiforme
Hypnum cupressiforme var. resupinatum
Orthotrichum affine
Orthotrichum anomalum
Orthotrichum diaphanum
Rhynchostegium confertum
Schistidium crassipilum
Tortula muralis
Also present were some plants with very young capsules that could be O. cupulatum, which I'll try to remember to revisit on a future doggy walking excursion.
D. sinuosus - one of the most frequent species on the stones
shady side of a nearby Beech covered in Metzgeria
with lots of Microlejeunea ulicina
Metzgeria consanguinea and Hypnum cupressiforme var. resupinatum new for SS59Z which now has 106 taxa.

1 comment:

  1. Northing rare, but still a good range of species. I still struggle a bit with those wretched Didymodons, but am slowly getting there I think.