*1: Perranporth, 1849,
EAW (TRU) (Paton 1969a:
*2: Rock near St
Minver, 1888, RVT (B) (Paton 1969a:
Grows as scattered stems, patches or tall turfs.
Habitat notes from C&S are as follows. Often common on
calcareous sand in dune grassland and on sand-dunes, also on
blown sand accumulated on cliff tops and other coastal slopes.
Associates recorded: Brachythecium
Syntrichia ruralis var. ruraliformis, Festuca rubra, Holcus lanatus, Plantago
jacobaea (seedlings), Thymus polytrichus;
Unusual record of good patches with other mosses on
thin soil over old unshaded horizontal concrete of platforms
of disused railway station. At Goss Moor on unshaded sparsely
vegetated gravel of disused railway track. On open S.-facing
grassy bank in old mine-spoil area at Polcrebo Downs. Small
patch on almost unshaded soil at base of old mortared wall
inside ruin of mine building.
Two records c.fr. (Gear Sands and Penhale Sands,
vc1): capsules dehiscing 2, dehisced late