*1: Near the
Tresco, Isles of Scilly, 1967, JAP (BBSUK)
(Paton 1968a, 1969a: 745, Crundwell 1969:
Native only in the Southern Hemisphere. See
Streimann (2000) for details of its Australian distribution
and habitats, variability, and differentiation from
Our only locality is on Tresco; elsewhere in
only in Sussex. Forms small
patches or low pure lawns. Seen in three places about the
Tresco Abbey gardens and grounds during 1995-1997 and found at
two others [at least] in the past. Largest patches (extending
for over a metre in 2003) were on soil of bank beside lane
Drive), on vertical and inclined
surfaces, fairly well shaded by trees or shrubs (including Rhododendron bushes
and coniferous trees). Young plants also seen in small
quantity on very thin soil over stones at edge of path in
garden, shaded by trees.
Porley & Matcham (2000) describe protonemal
gemmae of a Sussex specimen.
Similar gemmae apparently occur on DTH 95-319
Not seen c.fr.