by Dr M Lueth ©.
*1: Near Land's End, 1861, ES (TRU) (Paton 1969a: 739).
The species is locally distributed in Britain from
W. Gloucestershire and S. Wales northwards. There is only this
single old record
from Cornwall, where its occurrence seems surprising because
it is widely disjunct from the main area of its distribution
and unusual in apparently being from a coastal site with
base-poor granitic rock, whereas the species is mainly a
basiphile of hilly or montane regions inland (T.L. Blockeel in
Hill et al. 1994,
Dierssen 2001, Hill et
al. 2007). However, some of the other nineteenth-century
bryophyte specimens labelled as from 'near Land's End'
apparently came from large areas of the Land's End peninsula
from Penzance westwards, including areas with slaty rocks, not
just from the exposed granitic headland (in SW32M) that gives
its name to the region. The record is not mapped because of
uncertainty about its provenance, even to the