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metallophytes

Rare copper-moss befriends rabbits

Rabbits are frequently important for maintaining the habitat for rare species at sites in Britain, though this usually concerns their grazing activities. At the old Tolgus Tin Works, near Redruth in Cornwall, the rare copper-moss Scopelophila cataractae benefits in a different way. The moss can only grow on bare substrates that are high in heavy […]

By |February 10th, 2015|News from bryophyte surveys at sites in Britain|

Globally rare liverwort discovered at Alderley Edge, Cheshire

A small group of extraordinary bryophytes, known as ‘obligate metallophytes’, are entirely confined to substrates that are rich in heavy metals such as copper, conditions that are toxic to normal plant growth. Earlier in Earth’s history, when the land surface was more skeletal, they were probably much more frequent but today are rare. During a […]

By |February 1st, 2015|News from bryophyte surveys at sites in Britain|