*1: Feock, 1840, EAW
(TRU) (Paton 1969a: 710).
*2: Dunmere Wood,
Bodmin, 1880, RVT (B) (Paton 1969a:
Only recorded with well-grown capsules, since
non-fertile plants cannot reliably be distinguished from those
of the much commoner Pogonatum aloides.
Generally uncommon despite there being plenty of
apparently suitable habitats. Colonist on bare or partly bare
acidic soils (loamy, gravelly or stony) of flat ground and
banks, fully insolated or partly shaded (by bushes or
saplings). Recorded in and near old quarries, on mine-spoil,
on china-clay spoil (once), on roadside and pathside banks, on
slopes above sea-cliffs and beside path in acidic grassland.
Associates recorded include Dicranella
Solenostoma gracillimum, Pogonatum
Commonly c.fr.: capsules immature 1, 10; dehiscing
1, 5; dehisced 3, 4, 7.