Brecon Beacons Bryophytes, Lichens and Plants March 2016


Sphagnum fallax
Sphagnum cuspidatum - Branches in pairs, appressed stem leaf

Racomitrium fasciculare
Racomitrium fasciculare - Sinuose leaf cells, numerous short branches

Sphagnum fimbriatum
Sphagnum fimbriatum - Distinctive appressed stem leaves

Pogonatum urnigerum
Pogonatum urnigerum

Ptychomitrium polyphyllum
Ptychomitrium polyphyllum - Check the leaf tip for teeth

Warnstorfia fluitans
Warnstorfia fluitans

Zygodon rupestris
Zygodon rupestris - Look for gemmae at leaf bases. Under the microscope these can tell you which species it is.

Fissidens exilis
Fissidens exilis - A couple of these found growing on a decaying leaf stem which is a good pointer for ID.

Ceratodon purpureus - Look for red stem and leaf curved under the whole length.

Sphagnum inundatum
Sphagnum inundatum