*1: Lanner near
Redruth, 1863, WC (PNZ) (Paton 1969a:
*2: Lanlivery, 1880,
RVT (OXF) (Paton 1969a:
Grows as scattered stems or small patches, forming
low turfs when plentiful. A rather scarce moss in
with records from a curious assortment of substrates and
(1) Most records from 1993-2001 are from
horticultural contexts (mainly on soil in plant pots and other
containers in gardens, nurseries, garden centres, etc., in
open air and fully insolated or partly shaded, and also inside
glasshouses). Associates included Funaria hygrometrica,
polymorpha var. ruderalis.
(2) Locally common on unshaded firm sediments
exposed in upper part of inundation zones beside Argal and
Stithians Reservoirs; sometimes associated with Aphanorrhegma patens,
klinggraeffii, Bryum subapiculatum,
staphylina, Trichodon cylindricus,
Pohlia annotina, Pohlia camptotrachela,
subbifurca. Locally plentiful also on silty humic soil in
flood-zone beside incised stream at edge of old mine area N.
of Gilbert's Coombe (near Dicranella varia, Funaria hygrometrica,
endiviifolia, Pohlia wahlenbergii
(3) Found near Porkellis on unshaded soil and burnt
fragments of wood at a fire site on old mining ground. Also on
old mine area on unshaded bank of ditch in sandy mine-spoil
(near Unity Wood).
(4) On steep damp mortar low on wall of old lime
kiln near R. Tamar by Cotehele Bridge.
Axillary and rhizoidal tubers plentiful on plants
from reservoir edges: 10, 11. Few records c.fr. [but
nevertheless perhaps commonly c.fr. in some habitats]:
capsules immature 1, dehiscing 6, 8, 9; dehisced