Syed's Thread-moss - Bryum laevifilum


    At first glance, this moss looks much like B. capillare, but closer inspection with a hand lens reveals many filamentous, brown (or green when young) gemmae in the leaf axils. Its leaves are about 1.75 mm long, and often rather widely spaced on the stem. Capsules have not been seen in Britain.

    Identification difficulty

    B. laevifilum is a lowland species, usually found on the trunks or branches of trees. More rarely it grows on rotten wood, soil or rocks.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Scattered records from across England.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map