*1: Hayle Sands, 1864,
WC (PNZ) (Paton 1969a:
*2: Withiel, 1876, RVT
(B) (Paton 1969a: 750).
Habitat notes from C&S are as follows. Dune
grassland; sandy banks on and near coasts, unshaded, among low
grasses (associates: Bryum dichotomum, Homalothecium
lutescens). On gravelly soil over serpentinite on track on
slope near coast; unshaded. Thin soil on partly bare ground
and in thin short turf on top of exposed sea-cliffs (slate,
serpentinite) and in old serpentinite quarry above sea cliff,
generally unshaded. Unshaded edges of gravel carparks or
partly bare patches at road edges. Colonising china clay
spoil, and on acid soil of disturbed ground among china clay
spoil. Acid soil on unshaded, disused track of old railway.
Base of heap of mine spoil, unshaded. In short acid grassland
on bank inland. Head of shingle beach. Bits on gravel in
lightly shaded field gateway and by track edge inland. Bits in
thin turf over edge of unshaded old concrete near coast.
Compressed soil of paths and tracks on slopes above
sea-cliffs, with sparse grasses. Unshaded bank above
sea-cliffs. Cliff-tops and cliff edges on dry soil with sparse
low vegetation or on soil among rocks.
Not seen c.fr.