Thursday, 15 December 2016

Nedd-fechan in pictures 1

Part of a length cliff with lots of, mostly non-fruiting, Seligera (photo 2), though Sam did manage to find a few with capsules [of acutifolia (photo 3) and donniana (photo 4)]. Also there were good patches of Cololejeunea calcarea (photo 5) all along the same face.

Lower down the valley, where the woodland flora reflected more neutral-acidic conditions, there were areas in which Loeskeobryum brevirostre pretty much blanketed every surface on the woodland floor, along with with frequent Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus and a little R. subpinnatus.

Grimmia hartmanii was noted on millstone grit boulders and would appear to be thinly but widely distributed through this section of ravine.

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