Bryophyte of the Month
Orthotrichum rupestre Schleich. ex Schwägr.
Orthotrichum rupestre photographed at a Wessex Bryology Group meeting at Fyfield Down, Wiltshire in March 2019.
The most striking feature of this mainly saxicolous (in Britain) species, is its extremely hairy calyptra.
Photo: Claire Halpin
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