Bryum dyffrynense

Range & Status

Described new to science from the coast of Wales (Holyoak, 2003b), with other records from coastal sites in Cumbria, N. and W. Ireland, E. Kent, NW. France and Belgium.

Regional Distribution

Known only from a disused sand pit at Phillack Towans.

Habitat & Ecology

The Cornish population grows on damp, partly bare, unshaded, calcareous sand in a disused sand quarry near the landward edge of the dunes. Elsewhere it is known mainly from coastal dune-slacks.


Vegetation succession at the Phillack Towans sand pit may eventually result in loss of all habitat for the species at that locality.