*1: N. of Penhale,
Mullion, 1963, JAP (BBSUK) (Paton 1969a: 691,
1980: 1-2). [An older report (Penzance, WC, in Pearson 1902)
is not supported by a specimen: Paton 1969a:
Known in British Isles only from Lizard pen. in vc1
(Paton 1980): see cbryrec.wpd for list
Older records of this species are rejected because
it was often misidentified and there are no specimens (Paton
1980). These include: Penzance, Curnow (Pearson 1902); ground
near the monument, Carbis Bay and water wheel of tin working
near Trencrom, 1923, and E. of Housel Bay Hotel, 1916 (all WEN
diary); near the Headland Hotel, Coverack, WEN (Nicholson
1938) (cf. Paton 1969a: 691, MS.: 9).
Seen in 2004 near Traboe Cross, in two unshaded
open places on heathland, associated with Riccia beyrichiana.
One site in small damp hollow among rocks was becoming shaded
by a Gorse bush. Another site was on open surface of old
track. Habitats are at risk as tracks are now disused and
Gorse bushes spread. Near Kynance found in 2006 on muddy open
ground beside a track edge.
Spores present: 9.