*1: Chyenhal Moor,
Newlyn, 1840, WC (OXF) (Paton 1969a:
*2: Roadside, Bodmin
Moor near North Hill (SX261762), Aug. 1956, HLKW (Castell
1957: 323, Paton 1969a: 693).
Habitat notes from Cornwall are as follows. Damp,
partly bare clay surfaces in and near china clay quarries,
including sites at edges of pools (where subject to periodic
inundation; sometimes plentiful at mica dam edges), also ditch
edges and on damp tracks in china-clay district, fully open or
sheltered but almost unshaded (associates include Lophozia incisa Nardia scalaris, Pohlia annotina, Pohlia filum). Damp
clayey track, unshaded, on Goss Moor (near Atrichum tenellum).
Small patch on soil on steep side of granitic boulder just
above water-level of stream, slightly shaded. Damp unshaded
soil of path through heathy area at edge of area of
copper-mine spoil (Porkellis Moor).
Always (?) with gemmae. Frequently (?) c.fr.:
capsules: immature 3, dehiscing 3, dehisced