Dilated Scalewort - Frullania dilatata


    This is a subpinnately branched leafy liverwort that can be greenish or brownish in colour with shoots 0.7 to 1.5 mm wide. The leaves are up to 1 mm wide by 1.2 mm long with rounded lobes and large helmet shaped lobules of equal width and length. The underleaves are dioicious and often fertile. Female shoots have warty perianths whereas the male equivalents appear narrow by comparison.

    Identification difficulty

    On well lit trees and shrubs, especially ash, willow and poplar. Occasionally on rock or in turf.

    When to see it

    All year.

    UK Status

    Very common.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon. Used to be found in some quantity on rocks on Bardon Hill.

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