*1: Wet rotting pine
log, Bonython Plantation, near Helston, Apr. 1962, SJPW
(Warburg 1963b: 498, Paton 1969a: 732).
*2: Decaying Castanea trunk, wooded
slope, Cotehele House, near Calstock, 1971, JAP
(BBSUK) (Crundwell 1973:
Grows as small patches or extends to form a short
turf. Notes on habitats in Cornwall and Scilly are as follows.
Most records are from damp, rotting, decorticated wood of tree
trunks or large logs on or near the ground (old wood of
various deciduous trees was involved, including Beech; it
sometimes also extends onto rotting bark). The finds on
rotting wood were in rather open to partly shaded or shaded
sites, mostly in deciduous or mixed woodland or at its edges,
but also once each in a shrubbery and a churchyard. Atypical
records are from a crevice low on the trunk of a living oak
growing on a hedgebank, and on humic soil on top of an
wall of a ruin (at Chysauster). Associates recorded were Campylopus
Dicranum scottianum, Kindbergia
Lophocolea heterophylla, Tetraphis
Commonly c.fr.: capsules immature 1, 3, 5, 12;
dehiscing; dehisced 1, 5, 7, 9.