Syed's Thread-moss - Bryum laevifilum

Description

At first glance, this moss looks much like B. capillare, but closer inspection with a hand lens reveals many filamentous, brown (or green when young) gemmae in the leaf axils. Its leaves are about 1.75 mm long, and often rather widely spaced on the stem. Capsules have not been seen in Britain.

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Habitat

B. laevifilum is a lowland species, usually found on the trunks or branches of trees. More rarely it grows on rotten wood, soil or rocks.

When to see it

All year round.

UK Status

Scattered records from across England.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map