Mosses

Species are arranged in alphabetical order, with nomenclature following Hill et al (2008). The horse chestnut referred to in the descriptions of localities is a fabulous tree for epiphytes, and is the nearer to the path of the two horse chestnuts by the Harris Garden pond. The records attributed to Jeff Bates were obtained from the National Biodiversity Network Gateway. Ninety four species and varieties of moss have so far been recorded.

Family Species, variety etc. Locality Record date
Amblystegiaceae Amblystegium serpens (Hedw.) Schimp. Widespread on trees 2014
Polytrichaceae Atrichum undulatum (Hedw.) P. Beauv. Widespred on soil, rotting wood etc. 2014
Aulacomniaceae Aulacomnium androgynum (Hedw.) Schwägr. Rotting wood in Wilderness, e.g. the fallen tree in the Wilderness clearing 2014
Pottiaceae Barbula convoluta var. convoluta Hedw. Frequent and abundant on bare ground 2014
Pottiaceae Barbula convoluta var. sardoa Schimp Bare ground at the back of AMS 2015
Brachytheciaceae Brachytehcium albicans (Hedw.) Schimp. Rare, e.g. on bare ground by the barrier into RSSL car park 2015
Brachytheciaceae Brachythecium rutabulum (Hedw.) Schimp. Very common on all kinds of substrate 2014
Brachytheciaceae Brachytheciastrum velutinum (Hedw.) Ignatov & Huttunen Oak in Wilderness clearing 2014
Pottiaceae Bryoerythrophyllum recurvirostrum (Hedw.) P.C. Chen Locally abundant on concrete, e.g. by AMS 2014
Bryaceae Bryum argenteum Hedw. Widespread on paths, soil, concrete etc. 2014
Bryaceae Bryum capillare Hedw. Widespread on trees, walls etc. 2014
Bryaceae Bryum dichotomum Hedw. Occasional on concrete and soil 2015
Bryaceae Bryum rubens Mitt. Widespread on disturbed soil 2015
Hypnaceae Calliergonella cuspidata (Hedw.) Loeske Widespread in lawns, damp soil etc. 2014
Leucobryaceae Campylopus flexuosus (Hedw.) Brid. Recorded by Jeff Bates 2010
Leucobryaceae Campylopus introflexus (Hedw.) Brid. Widespread on decaying wood 2014
Ditrichaceae Ceratodon purpureus (Hedw.) Brid. Widespread on tarmac, soil etc. 2014
Brachytheciaceae Cirriphyllum crassinervium Loeske & M. Fleisch. Boulders around the grotto 2014
Amblystegiaceae Cratoneuron filicinum (Hedw.) Spruce Abundant by the Harris Garden stream 2015
Cryphaceae Cryphaea heteromalla (Hedw.) D. Mohr Widespread on many species of tree 2014
Dicranaceae Dicranella heteromalla (Hedw.) Schimp. Abundant on banks in the Wilderness 2014
Dicranaceae Dicranoweisia cirrata (Hedw.) Lindb. On dead wood in Wilderness 2014
Dicranaceae Dicranum scoparium Hedw. Edge of Wilderness along Wilderness Road 2015
Dicranaceae Dicranum tauricum
Sapjegin
A large colony on fallen tree near Harborne entrance to Wilderness 2014
Pottiaceae Didymodon fallax
(Hedw.) R.H. Zander
Bare ground, especially around the Harborne glasshouses 2014
Pottiaceae Didymodon insulanus
(De Not.) M.O. Hill
Widespread on bare ground 2014
Pottiaceae Didymodon luridus
Hornsch.
Frequent on tarmac, e.g. in Harborne carpark 2014
Pottiaceae Didymodon nicholsonii Culm. Tarmac behind/between AMS & ICMA 2015
Pottiaceae Didymodon rigidulus
Hedw.
Tarmac path between ventilation of Thomson building and Chemistry Dept car park 2015
Pottiaceae Didymodon tophaceus
(Brid.) Lisa
Concrete path edging in Harris Garden 2015
Pottiaceae Didymodon vinealis (Brid.) R.H. Zander Occasional on concrete surfaces 2014
Rhabdoweisiaceae Dircranoweisia cirrata
(Hedw.) Lindb.
Abundant on dead wood in the Wilderness 2014
Fissidentaceae Fissidens bryoides
Hedw.
Abundant on soil in the Wilderness 2014
Fissidentaceae Fissidens taxifolius
Hedw.
Abundant on soil in the Wilderness
Funariaceae Funaria hygrometrica
Hedw.
Widespread on pathsides, disturbed ground etc. 2014
Grimmiaceae Grimmia pulvinata
(Hedw.) Sm.
Widespread on walls, rarely on trees 2014
Grimmiaceae Grimmia trichophylla
Grev.
Scattered patches on the boulders of the grotto 2015
Brachytheciaceae Homalothecium sericeum (Hedw.) Schimp. Widespread and abundant on walls, trees and other hard surfaces 2014
Amblystegiaceae Hygroamblystegium tenax (Hedw.) Jenn. A post in the rocky pool behind the Grotto 2014
Hypnaceae Hypnum andoi Abundant on oaks in the Wilderness
Hypnaceae Hypnum cupressiforme var. cupressiforme Very common and abundant on all kinds of surfaces 2014
Hypnaceae Hypnum cupressiforme var. resupinatum Occasional on trees
Hypnaceae Hypnum jutlandicum Holmen & Warncke Edge of Wilderness along Wilderness Road with Dicranum scoparium 2015
Lembophyllaceae Isothecium myosuroides Brid. On concrete/stone around stone circle in Wilderness 2015
Brachytheciaceae Kindbergia praelonga
(Hedw.) Ochyra
Widespread and abundant on soil, in lawns and on trees and other surfaces 2014
Meesiaceae Leptobryum pyriforme (Hedw.) Wilson A weed of compost in the Tropical Glasshouse 2014
Amblystegiaceae Leptodictyum riparium (Hedw.) Warnst. Around the lake and by the Harris Garden Stream 2015
Mniaceae Mnium hornum Hedw. Widespread and abundant on soil and rotting stumps in the Wilderness and in other sheltered places 2014
Orthodontiaceae Orthodontium lineare Schwägr. Rotting log near Harborne entrance to the Wilderness 2014
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum affine Schrad. ex Brid. Widespread on many tree species, and on some of the boulders in the Wilderness 2014
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum anomalum Hedw.
Abundant on concrete 2014
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum cupulatum
Hoffm. ex Brid.
The concrete bollards in the Chemistry Dept. car park 2015
Orthtrichaceae Orthotrichum diaphinum
Schrad. ex Brid.
Abundant on elders and on concrete 2015
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum lyellii
Hook. & Taylor
Oaks in the clearing in the Wilderness and the horse chestnut 2015
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum pulchellum
Brunt.
Numerous trees across campus, often in some quantity 2015
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum stramineum
Hornsch.
Numerous trees across campus, often in some quantity, e.g. on the maples between Harborne and the Pepper Lane entrance 2015
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum striatum
Hedw.
The horse chestnut and a few oaks across campus
Orthotrichaceae Orthotrichum tenellum Bruch ex Brid. A large colony on the large willow by the Harris Garden pond
Brachytheciaceae Oxyrrhynchium hians (Hedw.) Loeske Occasional on bare soil 2014
Brachytheciaceae Oxyrrhynchium pumilum (Wilson) Loeske A single patch on soil by the path through the Wilderness running by the Harris Garden 2015
Pottiaceae Phascum cuspidatum Hedw. Abundant on soil of the experimental plots 2015
Plagiomniaceae Plagiomnium undulatum (Hedw.) T.J. Kop. Soil in the Wilderness 2014
Ditrichaceae Pleuridium acuminatum Lindb. On a bank just off the path through Wilderness near Erleigh gate 2015
Polytrichaceae Pogonatum aloides
(Hedw.) P. Beauv.
Birch stump by main ride through Wilderness 2015
Polytrichaceae Polytrichastrum formosum
(Hedw.) G.L. Sm.
Frequent on soil and at the bases of trees in the Wilderness 2014
Polytrichaceae Polytrichum juniperinum
Hedw.
Seen by Jeff Bates 2010
Pottiaceae Pseudocrossidium hornschuchianum
R.H. Zander
Soil of Chemistry Dept. car park 2014
Brachytheciaceae Pseudoscleropodium purum
(Hedw.) M. Fleisch.
Common in the grasslands 2014
Plagiotheciaceae Pseudotaxiphyllum elegans
(Brid.) Z. Iwats.
Abundant on banks in the Wilderness and on rotting wood 2014
Brachytheciaceae Rhynchostegiella tennella (Dicks.) Limpr. Crevice between boulders in the grotto 2014
Brachytheciaceae Rhynchostegium confertum
(Dicks.) Schimp.
Common on trees, soil and shaded walls 2014
Hylocomiaceae Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus
(Hedw.) Warnst.
Abundant in damp grass 2014
Grimmiaceae Schistidium crassipilum
H.H. Blom
Abundant on concrete surfaces 2014
Brachytheciaceae Scleropodium cespitans
L.F. Koch
See by Jeff Bates 2010
Pottiaceae Syntrichia laevipila
Brid.
Rare on elder 2015
Pottiaceae Syntrichia montana
Nees
Abundant on concrete surfaces 2014
Pottiaceae Syntrichia papillosa
(Wilson) Jur.
The horse chestnut 2015
Pottiaceae Syntrichia ruralis var. ruraliformis (Besch.) Delogne A huge colony on the felt roof of the former Environmental Sciences building 2015
Pottiaceae Syntrichia ruralis var. ruralis (Hedw.) F. Weber & D. Mohr Widespread and abundant on concrete and tarmac 2014
Pottiaceae Syntrichia virescens (De Not.) Ochyra The horsechestnut, with S. papillosa 2015
Tetraphidaceae Tetraphis pellucida Hedw. Well rotted wood in the Wilderness 2015
Neckeraceae Thamnobryum alopecurum
(Hedw.) Nieuwl. ex Gangulee
Small quantity in humid area of elders behind grotto clearing 2015
Pottiaceae Tortula muralis
Hedw.
Widespread and abundant on walls 2014
Pottiaceae Tortula truncata
(Hedw.) Mitt.
Abundant on soil of experimental plots 2014
Orthotrichaceae Ulota bruchii
Hornsch.
Widespread on all kinds of trees 2014
Orthotrichaceae Ulota crispa (Hedw.) Brid. Much less common than U. bruchii 2014
Orthotrichaceae Ulota phyllantha
Brid.
The horse chestnut 2015
Orthotrichaceae Zygodon viridissimus
(Dicks.) Brid.
On elders in the Wilderness 2015

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