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Vice-county 45


St. Govan's Head


BBS Vice-county recorder:

Mr Sam Bosanquet,
Dingestow Court,
NP25 4DY



Accounts of previous meetings in the County:

Click on the links below for the meeting reports:


The Mosses & Liverworts of Pembrokeshire

ISBN 978-0-9552022-1-6 is a 316 page, card-covered book 245x175mm in size.  It includes expansive accounts for all 534 bryophyte species recorded in Vice-county 45, including tetrad distribution maps based on visits to every Pembrokeshire tetrad, and plots of altitudinal range and sporophyte timing.  The ecology of species is covered in greater depth than in most comparable county bryophyte Floras.  The introductory chapters, which account for over 100 pages, cover the history of bryophyte recording in the county, comparisons with the adjacent Vice-counties of Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire as well as with the more distant but ecologically similar Cornwall and Caernarvonshire, the biogeography of Pembrokeshire bryophytes and their occurrence in broad habitats, accounts of declining and increasing species, and a review of SSSI bryophyte features in the county.  The book is written in an accessible and colloquial style.  Copies are available direct from the author for £20, or £15 for BBS members, plus £5.50 P&P.  Please contact s.bosanquet at or write to Sam Bosanquet, Dingestow Court, Monmouth, Monmouthshire NP25 4DY .  An invoice including payment details can be emailed to purchasers or posted with a copy of the book.

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An account of the Bryological habitats of Pembrokeshire

Peter Rhind's account, taken from Rhind, P. M. 1999. A checklist of the bryophyte species recorded for Pembrokeshire. Field Studies, 9: 469-495.


Key sites and key habitats for rare bryophytes

Sam Bosanquet's account, taken from his Pembrokeshire Register of Rare Bryophytes, 2004.


Local Floras

BOSANQUET, S.D.S. & RHIND, P.M. (2004) Pembrokeshire register of rare bryophytes. CCW, Haverfordwest.

RHIND, P. M. (1999). A checklist of bryophyte species recorded in Pembrokeshire. Field Studies, 9, 469-495.


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