by Dr M Lueth ©.
*1: Wooded bank of
estuary, near Little Petherick, near Padstow, Mar. 1962, JAP
(BBSUK) (Warburg 1963b: 500,
Paton 1969a: 738). (Vc1 listed by Koponen 1971; listed without
details by Crundwell 1973: 512).
*2: St Wenn, before
1907, RVT (B) (Paton 1969a: 738); this record
is older than that listed as new for vc2 by Warburg (1962:
373). (Vc2 listed by Koponen 1971; listed without details by
Crundwell 1973: 512).
Poorly grown plants can be very difficult or
impossible to distinguish from scanty material or young or
poorly grown P. undulatum, e.g. when
on walls (cell size is not a reliable distinction). Our
material of P. affine is commonly
small and sparse.
Forms low lawns or more often grows sparsely with
e.g. other mosses or among short grasses. Habitat notes from
Cornwall are as follows. Soil with low grasses, etc., at base
of low concrete and mortared walls of ruins in mine areas,
quarries, china clay works, often among other mosses in short
damp turf, unshaded or partly shaded. Soil on ledge of masonry
low on large bridge, lightly shaded. Small patch on ledge of
churchyard wall. Numerous records on soil in short turf in
churchyards. Soil inside ruin of mine engine-house, well
shaded. With low grasses, etc., on bank just north of mine
engine house, part shaded. In crevice of damp masonry below
north side of church; at base of concrete wall of building in
moderate shade. Silty-loam of river banks (often low in
flood-zone) under trees of woodland edges and in open beside
R. Tamar. At base of Phragmites australis in fenny
clearing of GreyWillow
carr at edge of Penhale Camp. Patch on steep silted face of
granitic boulder in large stream (within flood zone), part
shaded by Ash trees.
Not seen c.fr.