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Porella arboris-vitae is a widespread bitter-tasting liverwort on boulders and roacky banks in woodlands of the north and west
Thanks to Des Callaghan for another amazing image - the leaf tip of Schistostega pinnata with dark field illumination and polarised light.
Hennediella heimii, usually at home in coastal habitats, is now taking up residence on salted road verges. Thanks to Robin Stevenson for the photograph.
A photomicroscopy darkfield image of the leaf margin of Jubula hutchinsiae showing the large and glistening oil bodies surrounded by the much smaller green chloroplasts, from Des Callaghan.
Jubula hutchinsiae (Hook.) Dumort
This extraordinary colony of the hyperoceanic southern-temperate leafy liverwort Jubula hutchinsiae was photographed wooded oceanic ravine in Knapdale, Argyll by Stan Phillips, who has a wonderful collection of images which can be seen here.
Herbertus borealis is a Scottish endemic, known only from the Toirridon area. Further details of the barcoding work that has clarified its place and within the genus can be found in Neil bell's and David Long's paper from Field Bryology here. Many thanks to Dave Genney for the photograph. More images of his can be found here.
Pterygoneurum ovatum, a plant of thin soil in open basic habitats, photographed by Sharon Pilkington at Gilling Down in the Polden Hills, Somerset.
Ricciocarpus natans is a rather local and uncommon floting thallose liverwort of eutrophic standing water that appears to have declined in the last 100 years. This ethereal picture was taken by Des Callaghan https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ricciocarpus_natans.jpg using material collected from Scargh Bog, adjacent to Lough Owel, by Neil Lockhart.
Racomitrium ericoides is widespread in the north and the west on open, often acid, gravelly soil
Des Callaghan's beautifully detailed image of a Bryum capillare peristome can be found at https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bryum_capillare_peristome.jpg.This page provides a large version of the file, that can be downloaded for free use, plus various details about the image. The real-world diameter of the subject is about 1.1 mm. The image is a composite stack of about 200 original images.
Abietinella abietina var abietina is an uncommon plant of basic rocks, banks and ledges.
Rhytidium rugosum is a robust calcicolous pleurocarp that favours well drained and usually open turf. It is very local in the UK.
A freshly matured sporophyte of Sematophyllum demissum, with operculum just fallen and about to begin the first release of spores. Many thanks to Des Callaghan for submitting this.
Lophoozia obtusa, photographed by Dave Genney. You can see more of his images here
Taxiphyllum wisgrillii , photographed on a BBS Border Bryologists meeting to Cherry Hill Camp, Fownhope, Herefordshire in January 2014.
Mature capsules whose apical "lid" has been shed. Mossy bank above Daer Reservoir, South Lanarkshire.
Homalia trichomanoides, photographed on a BBS Border Bryologists meeting to Cherry Hill Camp, Fownhope, Herefordshire in January 2014.
Sphagnum contortum, photographed by Jo Denyer on the BBS summer meeting to Raasay 2013.
Diphyscium foliosum capsule , photographed by Des Callaghan.
Gymnomitrium obtusum, on acid rock boulders. Helm Cragg, Cumbria.
Pohlia elongata, showing its characteristic elongated capules. Helm Cragg, Cumbria.
Oxyrhynchium schlecheri, showing its characteristic habit growing as a tight mound of short branches arising from underground stems
Another beautiful image from Des Callaghan, showing water trapped within the concave leaves
Photographed by Martin Godfrey at Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire.