Liverworts

Species are arranged in alphabetical order, with nomenclature following Hill et al (2008). Fourteen liverworts have so far been recorded.

Family Species Locality Record date
Lejeunaceae Cololejeunea minutissima (Sm.) Schiffner Oaks along the northern edge of the larger clearing in the Wilderness 2014
Frullaniaceae Frullania dilatata (L.) Dumort. Widespread on trees 2014
Lophocoleaceae Lophocolea bidentata (L.) Dumort. Widespread on soil, dead wood etc. 2014
Lophocoleaceae Lophocolea heterophylla (Schrad.) Dumort. Widespread on soil, dead wood etc. 2014
Lophocoleaceae Lophocolea semiteres (Lehm.) Mitt. On bank of ditch in the Wilderness with Pseudotaxiphyllum elegans 2015
Lunulariaceae Lunularia cruciata (L.) Dumort. ex Lindb. Widespread on bare soil, paving cracks etc. 2014
Marchantiaceae Marchantia polymorpha subsp. ruderlis Bishcl. & Boisselier Widespread on bare soil, paving cracks etc. 2014
Metzgeriaceae Metzgeria furcata (L.) Corda Widespread on trees, often in great quantity 2014
Metzgeriaceae Metzgeria violacea (Ach.) Dumort. Less common than M. furcata, but locally abundant e.g. on elder in the Wilderness 2014
Lejeuneaceae Microlejeunea ulicina (Taylor) Stephani On at least one oak by the path through Wilderness near Harborne; easily overlooked 2014
Pelliaceae Pellia endiviifolia (Dicks.) Dumort. Along the edge of the lake 2014
Pelliaceae Pellia epiphylla (L.) Corda Widespread on damp soil 2014
Radulaceae Radula complanata (L.) Dumort. Frequent on trees, especially oak 2014
Spharocarpaceae Sphaerocarpos sp. Seen near ICMA, species not determined 2013

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