Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Afon Mellte

lunch amongst the Dicranodontium denudatum 
Sam’s final dets take the total taxon tally for the excursion along the Mellte on 4th March to 127. The following species were just some of the highlights for me on a memorable day out and I couldn't resist posting a few pics of bryologists in action:
Anastrophyllum hellerianum
Anomobryum julaceum
Barbilophozia attenuata
Bartramia ithyphylla
Blepharostoma trichophyllum
Bryum torquescens
Cephalozia catenulata
Dicranodontium denudatum
Dicranum montanum
Distichium capillaceum
Jamesoniella autumnalis
Jubula hutchinsiae
Jungermannia exsertifolia
Leiocolea bantriensis
Leiocolea collaris
Metzgeria conjugata
Odontoschisma denudatum
Plagiochila britannica
Reboulia hemisphaerica
Rhytidiadelphus subpinnatus
Riccardia palmata
Sphagnum quinquefarium
Taxiphyllum wissgrillii
Tetrodontium brownianum
...the Distchium capillaceum cliff...
...the Rhytidiadelphus subpinnatus bank...
...trunk festooned with Jamesoniella autumnalis & Blepharostoma trichophyllum... 
... trunk festooned with bryologists...
...dripping wet Tretrodontium brownianum cliff... 
... Hymenophyllum tunbridgense, H. wilsonii, Anastrophyllum hellerianaum,
Anomobryum julaceum, Cepahlozia catenulata, Jungermannia exsertifolia,
Lieocolea bantriensis, L. collaris, etc...
...and to end the day, a bit of data entry with a glass of my birthday wine.


  1. That gives a great flavour of the day, thanks for posting those.

  2. Pity I couldn't join you ... So lucky to have such a special site on our doorstep. Hope to finish off bryo assessment of the site soon (ish)