Monday, 27 January 2014

Bryophyte bonanza!

A recording meeting of bryologists gathered under the cloudy sky yesterday morning to "do" Cullaloe. Species were added thick and fast before we even left the car park area, and when we departed the day total stood at 72 with some packets still to be examined. Adding a list to iRecord from memory this morning I could only remember about 65, which still took the year total to 149. Not bad considering my target for January was 100, and my target for the year for bryophytes was set at a cautious 50. I hadn't factored in the borrowing of several pairs of eyes and some considerable expertise. Just as comforting was the discovery that I hadn't actually horribly misidentified anything thus far!

120    Calypogeia arguta, Notched Pouchwort
121    Frullania dilatata, Dilated Scalewort
122    Lophocolea bidentata, Bifid Crestwort
123    Metzgeria violacea, Blueish Veilwort
124    Pellia endiviifolia, Endive Pellia
125    Scapania undulata, Water Earwort
126    Amblystegium serpens, Creeping Feather-moss
127    Aulacomnium androgynum, Bud-headed Groove-moss
128    Barbula unguiculata, Bird's-claw Beard-moss
129    Bryoerythrophyllum recurvirostrum   
130    Bryum argenteum, Silver-moss
131    Bryum dichotomum, A moss
132    Campylopus introflexus   
133    Didymodon rigidulus, Rigid Beard-moss
134    Didymodon tophaceus, Olive Beard-moss
135    Eurhynchium striatum, Common Striated Feather-moss
136    Fissidens bryoides, Lesser Pocket-moss
137    Homalothecium sericeum, Silky Wall Feather-moss
138    Orthotrichum cupulatum, Hooded Bristle-moss
139    Orthotrichum diaphanum, White-tipped Bristle-moss
140    Oxyrrhynchium hians, Swartz's Feather-moss
141    Racomitrium aciculare, Yellow Fringe-moss
142    Rhynchostegium murale, Wall Feather-moss
143    Rhytidiadelphus loreus, Little Shaggy-moss
144    Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus, Big Shaggy-moss
145    Schistidium crassipilum, Thickpoint Grimmia
146    Sciuro-hypnum populeum, Matted Feather-moss
147    Ulota crispa, Crisped Pincushion
148    Ulota drummondii, Drummond's Pincushion
149    Zygodon viridissimus, Green Yoke-moss

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