Friday, December 30, 2011

Oxwich Church

Growing on mortared Limestone blocked wall, east-facing and heavily shaded. Scorpiurium circinatum (Curving Feather-moss)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Oxwich Point

Widespread on bare acid soil in area of burnt Ulex gallii/Erica cinerea heath with abundant regen of Agrostis curtisii: Bryum sp?

Oxwich Point

Growing in drip zone of a north-facing Limestone cliff, possibly just Tortella nitida, but seems odd being in such a wet spot. Many leaf tips snapped off on older material [not crisped upon drying so clearly not T. nitida]:
unidentified 1
unidentified 1
unidentified 1

Growing on rocks adjacent to drip zone.
unidentified 5 (dry)

Oxwich Point

Growing on slope below a north-facing dripping rock face:
Campylium protensum (Dull Starry Feather-moss)
Campylium protensum (Dull Starry Feather-moss)
Fissidens adianthoides (Maidenhair Pocket-moss)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Moorlakes Wood, Fairwood

Leptogium cf. burgessii freq. on asbestos roof
Schistidium apocarpum (Sessile Grimmia) freq. on asbestos roof   
Lophocolea bidentata (Bifid Crestwort) sporophyte on fallen tree
Nowellia curvifolia (Wood-rust) on fallen tree

Brachythecium albicans at Moorlakes Wood

Brachythecium albicans growing on moss-covered, corrugated-asbestos roof in woodland along with Didymodon insulanusBryoerythrophyllum recurvirostrumHypnum cupressiforme var. lacunosumSchistidium apocarpum , Bryum capillare, Tortula muralis, etc... (these are all I could grab from the edge, but looked like there were several other species up there).

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ogwr Fach at Blackwood

Cf. Rhynchostegium murale (Wall Feather-moss)
growing on a large rock by the river

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Entosthodon pulchellus at Newton Cliff

Entosthodon pulchellus (Pretty Cord-moss) growing on shallow soil on a Limestone outcrop at Newton Cliff [det. Sam Bosanquet]

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Fox Hole, Southgate

All on shallow soils over limestone, south-facing:
Bryum sp. resembling kunzei [Confirmed SDSB]
Tortella favovirens (Yellow Crisp-moss)
Weissia longifolia (Crisp Beardless-moss)
Candidula intersecta (Wrinkled Snail)
Trichostomum crispulum (Curly Crisp-moss)
Trichostomum crispulum (Curly Crisp-moss) detail

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Gorseinon Conyza

These two putative ids were of specimens found growing on the verge by the new ASDA in Gorseinon, both have 5-lobed corollas:
Conyza sumatrensis (left) & C. floribunda (right)
C. floribunda (above) ~3mm diam.
C. sumatrensis (below) ~4mm diam.
C. floribunda (left) & C. sumatrensis (right) 
C. sumatrensis (left) & C. floribunda (right)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Homalia trichomanoides at Nant Melyn, Coedely

Homalia trichomanoides (Blunt Feather-moss) growing alongside stream (neutral), this one also had me baffled as it looks more like a liverwort to the novice!

Ctenidium molluscum at Nant Melyn, Coedely

Ctenidium molluscum (Chalk Comb-moss) growing alongside stream

Brachythecium rivulare at Nant Melyn, Coedely

Brachythecium rivulare (River Feather-moss) growing in humid situation along steam (neutral)