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Rare copper-moss befriends rabbits

The protonemal gemmae (three-celled body) of Scopelophila cataractae likely hitch a ride in their thousands on rabbits at Tolgus Tin Works, transporting the plant between isolated patches of suitable habitat. Rabbits are frequently important for maintaining the habitat for rare species at sites in Britain, though this usually concerns their grazing activities. At [...]

By |2020-04-04T17:45:23+01:00February 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 |2020-04-04T17:45:24+01:00February 1st, 2015|News from bryophyte surveys at sites in Britain|
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