Supine Plait-moss - Hypnum resupinatum
The slender, dark green (or olive-green) shoots look silkier than other Hypnum species, and typically grow about 2 cm long. Leaves are 1 to 1.5 mm long, and most of them point upwards from the stem. Capsules are 2.5 mm long, held more or less erect, and have a long, beaked lid.
Frequent on bark and on rocks, usually indicating neutral or slightly base-rich conditions; on oak trunks it is often an indicator of relatively high pH, and hence a more diverse bryoflora. It occurs over base-rich siliceous rock and over limestone, at least in districts with high rainfall.
All year round
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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