In the past, B. sardoa has been regarded as a variety of B. convoluta (var. commutata) and in many respects it is very similar to that species. It typically grows in small tufts in more sheltered and shady places, such as on ground on the north side of a wall. Like B. convoluta it also grows on stonework. It differs from that species in a number of ways: it is usually a darker green, it is often taller, and it has shiny leaves with wavy margins. Capsules seem to occur mainly in northern parts of the country and are borne on a yellowish seta.
Barbula convoluta, Barbula unguiculata
Shady places such as on ground on the north side of a wall and on shaded stonework.
All year round.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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