Notched Pouchwort - Calypogeia arguta


    This species is unique amongst British liverworts in possessing a small pair of divergent teeth at the leaf tip. It has flat, pale green shoots 1 to 2.5 mm wide, the individual 1.2 mm long by 1 mm wide and leaves being well spaced, reducing in size towards the shoot tip which is often covered in very pale gemmae.

    Identification difficulty

    Favours acid soil in shady woodlands or on banks and ditch sides, especially on vertical or overhanging clay or rock. It may also occur in marshy areas, particularly in association with tussocks of purple moor grass (Molinia).

    When to see it

    All year.

    UK Status

    Very common in Western districts.

    VC55 Status

    Scarce. Found mainly in Charnwood.

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