Sunday, 31 January 2016

Upper Clydach Valley (cont)

In addition to yesterdays fruiting Tetraphis (below left), there were also abundant Nowellia sporophytes, plus some Lepidozia capsules (below right). I brought some of the latter home to check for pearsonii as some patches looked rather leggy and more sprawling than reptans. However, sporophytes are unknown in pearsonii and the habitat was also wrong - too much wishful thinking on my part! Looking at the distribution of pearsonii it looks a reasonably feasible possibility, so worth bearing in mind, especially in humid rocky sites.
Atrichum crispum

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