*2: Old china clay works near Bugle, N. of St
Austell, June 1962, JAP (BBSUK, E) (Crundwell
& Nyholm 1964b, Warburg 1965b: 871, Paton 1969a:
See Hedenäs (1997) for taxonomic treatment.
Blackstock & Holyoak (2004) gave notes on its history at
English and Welsh localities. Bosanquet (2006b) reported the
discovery of this species in several Phragmites australis
beds in Wales and
in arable fields in S. Wales and N.
Scotland, so that it appears either to have been
overlooked in these habitats or to have recently increased its
range. There is one recent record from an arable field in
Cornwall: small quantity in wheat stubble field E. of
Herodsfoot, on reddish loam soil, pH 6.2 (fide
At the Bugle locality in an old china clay working,
it was recorded amongst and on dead stems of Juncus in marshy
hollow; as several small scattered patches in 1962, nearly
exterminated by flooding in late 1960s (JAP typescript notes).
It was refound at SX030591 on 18 Apr. 1995, with other
pleurocarpous mosses on bark of rotting branches, just above
wet ground in edge of Salix cinerea carr (DTH 95-104, 95-105).
The species was still present in small amount in same area in
1997 (DTH & PAG). Not refound with brief search on 24 Jan.
2002 (DTH & FJR), when clearance, drainage and other
damage had occurred to parts of site.
Commonly c.fr. at Bugle site.