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Biodiversity in Glen Affric
Bryophytes occurring in Glen Affric

This list has been compiled by Trees for Life from the species recorded by Gordon Rothero during his survey of Glen Affric in 2006, together with previous data from Jonathan Humphrey at Forest Research and other records from Forestry Commission Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage. (The species are listed in alphabetical order, by genus.)

Liverworts recorded in Glen Affric

Anastrepta orcadensis Orkney notchwort
Anastrophyllum hellerianum Heller's notchwort
Anastrophyllum minutum Comb notchwort
Aneura pinguis Greasewort
Anthelia julacea Alpine silverwort
Anthelia juratzkana Scarce silverwort
  
Barbilophozia attenuata Trunk pawwort
Barbilophozia barbata Bearded pawwort
Barbilophozia floerkii Common pawwort
Barbilophozia hatcheri Hatcher's pawwort
Bazzania tricrenata Lesser whipwort
Bazzania trilobata Greater whipwort
Blasia pusilla Common kettlewort
Blepharostoma trichophyllum Hairy threadwort
  
Calypogeia fissa Common pouchwort
Calypogeia muelleriana Mueller's pouchwort
Calypogeia sphagnicola Bog pouchwort
Calypogeia suecica Swedish pouchwort
Cephalozia bicuspidate Two-horned pincerwort
Cephalozia connivens Forcipated pincerwort
Cephalozia loitlesbergeri Scissors pincerwort
Cephalozia lunulifolia Moon-leaved pincerwort
Cephaloziella divaricata Common threadwort
Chiloscyphus polyanthus St. Winifrid's moss
Cladopodiella fluitans Bog notchwort
Conocephalum conicum Great scented liverwort
Cryptothallus mirabilis Ghostwort
  
Diplophyllum albicans White earwort
Douinia ovata Waxy earwort
  
Eremonotus myriocarpus Clubwort
  
Frullania dilatata Dilated scalewort
Frullania fragifolia Spotty scalewort
Frullania tamarisci Tamarisk scalewort
  
Gymnocolea inflata Inflated notchwort
Gymnomitrion concinnatum Braided frostwort
Gymnomitrion corallioides Coral frostwort
Gymnomitrion crenulatum Western frostwort
Gymnomitrion obtusum White frostwort
  
Hygrobiella laxifolia Lax notchwort
  
Jamesoniella autumnalis Autumn flapwort
Jungermannia atrovirens Dark-green flapwort
Jungermannia exsertifolia subsp. cordifolia Cordate flapwort
Jungermannia gracillima Crenulated flapwort
Jungermannia hyaline Transparent flapwort
Jungermannia paroica Shining flapwort
Jungermannia pumila Dwarf flapwort
  
Kurzia pauciflora Bristly fingerwort
Kurzia trichoclados Heath fingerwort
  
Leiocolea alpestris Mountain notchwort
Leiocolea bantriensis Bantry notchwort
Lejeunea cavifolia Micheli's least pouncewort
Lejeunea lamacerina Western pouncewort
Lejeunea patens Pearl pouncewort
Lepidozia cupressina Rock fingerwort
Lepidozia reptans Creeping fingerwort
Lophocolea bidentata Bifid crestwort
Lophozia bicrenata Lesser notchwort
Lophozia incisa Jagged notchwort
Lophozia longidens Horned flapwort
Lophozia obtusa Obtuse notchwort
Lophozia opacifolia Alpine jagged notchwort
Lophozia sudetica Hill notchwort
Lophozia ventricosa Tumid notchwort
  
Marsupella adusta Scorched rustwort
Marsupella brevissima Snow rustwort
Marsupella emarginata Notched rustwort
Marsupella funckii Funck's rustwort
Marsupella sphacelata Speckled rustwort
Marsupella sprucei Spruce's rustwort
Marsupella stableri Stabler's rustwort
Metzgeria conjugata Rock veilwort
Metzgeria furcata Forked veilwort
Moerckia blyttii Alpine ruffwort
Mylia anomala Anomalous flapwort
Mylia taylori Taylor's flapwort
Nardia breidleri Book flapwort
  
Nardia compressa Compressed flapwort
Nardia geoscyphus Earth-cup flapwort
Nardia scalaris Ladder flapwort
Nowellia curvifolia Wood-rust
  
Odontoschisma denudatum Matchstick flapwort
Odontoschisma elongatum Brown flapwort
Odontoschisma sphagni Bog-moss flapwort
  
Pellia endiviifolia Endive pellia
Pellia epiphylla Overleaf pellia
Pellia neesiana Nees' pellia
Plagiochila asplenioides Greater featherwort
Plagiochila killarniensis Killarney featherwort
Plagiochila porelloides Lesser featherwort
Plagiochila punctata Spotty featherwort
Plagiochila spinulosa Prickly featherwort
Pleurozia purpurea Purple spoonwort
Porella cordeana Cliff scalewort
Preissia quadrata Narrow mushroom-headed liverwort
  
Radula complanata Even scalewort
Radula lindenbergiana Lindenberg's scalewort
Riccardia latifrons Bog germanderwort
Riccardia multifida Delicate germanderwort
Riccardia palmata Palmate germanderwort
  
Saccogyna viticulosa Straggling pouchwort
Scapania compacta Thick-set earwort
Scapania gracilis Western earwort
Scapania nemorea Grove earwort
Scapania paludosa Floppy earwort
Scapania scandica Norwegian earwort
Scapania subalpina Northern earwort
Scapania uliginosa Marsh earwort
Scapania umbrosa Shady earwort
Scapania undulata Water earwort
Sphenolobopsis pearsonii Horsehair threadwort
  
Tritomaria exsectiformis Larger cut notchwort
Tritomaria quinquedentata Lyon's notchwort

Total number of liverworts: 112 species

Mosses recorded in Glen Affric

Amphidium mougeottii Mougeot's yoke moss
Andreaea alpina Alpine rock moss
Andreaea mutabilis Changeable rock moss
Andreaea rothii Dusky rock moss
Andreaea rupestris Black rock moss
Anomobryum julaceum Slender silver moss
Antitrichia curtipendula Pendulous wing moss
Archidium alternifolium Clay earth moss
Atrichum undulatum Common smoothcap
Aulacomnium androgynum Bud-headed groove moss
Aulacomnium palustre Bog-headed groove moss
Aulacomnium turgidum Mountain groove moss
  
Bartramia ithyphylla Straight-leaved apple moss
Bartramia pomiformis Common apple moss
Blindia acuta Sharp-leaved blindia
Brachydontium trichodes Bristle-leaf
Brachythecium plumosum Rusty feather moss
Brachythecium rivulare River feather moss
Brachythecium rutabulum Rough-stalked feather moss
Breutelia chrysocoma Golden-head moss
Bryum alpinum Alpine thread moss
Bryum capillare Rufous thread moss
Bryum pallens Pale thread moss
Bryum pseudotriquetrum Marsh bryum
  
Calliergon sarmentosum Twiggy spear moss
Calliergon stramineum Straw spear moss
Calliergonella cuspidate Pointed spear moss
Campylium stellatum var stellatum Yellow starry feather moss
Campylopus atrovirens Bristly swan-neck
Campylopus flexuosus Rusty swan-neck
Campylopus fragilis Brittle swan-neck
Campylopus introflexus Heath star moss
Campylopus paradoxus Rusty swan-neck moss
Ceratodon purpureus Redshank; Purple fork moss
Cirriphyllum piliferum Hair-pointed feather moss
Cratoneuron filicinum Fern-leaved hook moss
Ctenidium molluscum Chalk comb moss
Ctenidium molluscum var. condensatum Dense comb moss
Cynodontium bruntonii Brunton's dog-tooth
Cynodontium jenneri Jenner's dog-tooth
  
Dichodontium pellucidum Transparent fork moss
Dicranella heteromalla Silky forklet moss
Dicranella palustris Marsh forklet moss
Dicranodontium denudatum Beaked bow moss
Dicranodontium uncinatum Curve-leaved fork moss
Dicranum bonjeanii Crisped fork moss
Dicranum flexicaule Bendy fork moss
Dicranum fuscescens Dusky fork moss
Dicranum majus Greater fork moss
Dicranum scoparium Broomfork moss
Dicranum scottianum Scott's fork-moss
Didymodon rigidulus Rigid beard moss
Didymodon spadiceus Brown beard moss
Diphyscium foliosum Nut moss
Ditrichum heteromallum Curve-leafed ditrichum
Ditrichum zonatum Alpine ditrichum
Drepanocladus revolvens Rusty hook moss
  
Encalypta streptocarpa Spiral extinguisher moss
Entosthodon obtusus Blunt cord moss
Eurhynchium crassinervium Beech feather moss
Eurhynchium praelongum Alpine trailing feather moss
Eurhynchium striatum Common striated feather moss
  
Fissidens adianthoides Maidenhair pocket moss
Fissidens dubius Rock pocket moss
Fissidens osmundoides Purple-stalked pocket moss
Fissidens taxifolius Common pocket moss
Fontinalis antipyretica Greater water moss
Fontinalis squamosa Alpine water-moss
Funaria obtusa  
  
Grimmia curvata Spreading-leaved grimmia
Grimmia decipiens Great grimmia
Grimmia funalis String grimmia
Grimmia hartmannii Hartman's grimmia
Grimmia longirostris North grimmia
Grimmia torquata Twisted grimmia
Grimmia trichophylla Hair-pointed grimmia
Gymnostomum aeruginosum Verdigris tufa moss
  
Hedwigia stellata Starry hoar moss
Heterocladium heteropterum Wry-leaved tamarisk moss
Homalothecium sericeum Silky wall feather moss
Hookeria lucens Shining lookeria
Hygrohypnum luridum Drab brook moss
Hygrohypnum eugyrium Western brook moss
Hygrohypnum ochraceum Claw brook moss
Hylocomium brevirostre Short-beaked wood moss
Hylocomium splendens Glittering wood moss
Hylocomium umbratum Shaded wood moss
Hyocomium armoricum Flagellate feather moss
Hypnum andoi Mamillate plait-moss
Hypnum callichroum Downy plait-moss
Hypnum cupressiforme Cypress-leaved plait-moss
Hypnum jutlandicum Heath plait-moss
  
Isopterygiopsis muelleriana Mueller's silk moss
Isopterygiopsis pulchella Neat silk moss
Isothecium alopecuroides Larger mouse-tail moss
Isothecium holtii Holt's mouse-tail moss
Isothecium myosuroides var.myosuroides Slender mouse-tail moss
  
Kiaeria blyttii Blytt's fork moss
Kiaeria falcata Sickle-leaved fork moss
Kiaeria starkei Starke's fork moss
  
Leucobryum glaucum Large white moss
  
Mnium hornum Swan's-neck thyme moss
Molendoa warburgii Warburg's moss
  
Neckera complanata Flat neckera
Neckera crispa Crisped neckera
Neckera pumila Dwarf neckera
  
Oligotrichum hercynicum Hercynian haircap
Orthothecium intricatum Fine-leaved leskea
Orthotrichum affine Wood bristle moss
Orthotrichum anomalum Anomolous bristle moss
Orthotrichum stramineum Straw bristle moss
Orthotrichum striatum Shaw's bristle moss
Oxystegus tenuirostris  
  
Palustriella commutata Curled hook moss
Philonotis fontana Fountain apple-moss
Philonotis seriata Spiral apple-moss
Plagiobryum zieri Zierian hump-moss
Plagiomnium affine Many-fruited thyme moss
Plagiomnium elatum Tall thyme moss
Plagiomnium undulatum Hart's-tongue thyme moss
Plagiothecium laetum Bright silk moss
Plagiothecium nemorale Woodsy silk moss
Plagiothecium succulentum Juicy silk moss
Plagiothecium undulatum Waved silk moss
Pleurozium schreberi Red-stemmed feather moss
Pogonatum aloides Aloe haircap
Pogonatum urnigerum Urn haircap
Pohlia annotina Pale-fruited thread-moss
Pohlia cruda Opal thread moss
Pohlia drummondii Drummond's thread-moss
Pohlia ludwigii Ludwig's thread-moss
Pohlia nutans Nodding thread-moss
Pohlia wahlenbergii var. glacialis Mountain thread-moss
Polytrichum alpestre Strict haircap
Polytrichum alpinum  
Polytrichum commune Common haircap
Polytrichum formosum  
Polytrichum juniperinum Juniper haircap
Polytrichum piliferum Bristly haircap
Pseudioscleropodium purum Neat feather-moss
Pseudotaxiphyllum elegans Elegant silk moss
Ptilium crista-castrensis Ostrich-plume feather-moss
Ptychomitrium polyphyllum Long-shanked pincushion
  
Racomitrium aciculare Yellow fringe moss
Racomitrium affine Lesser fringe moss
Racomitrium aquaticum Narrow-leaved fringe moss
Racomitrium ellipticum Oval-fruited fringe moss
Racomitrium ericoides Dense fringe moss
Racomitrium fasciculare Green mountain fringe moss
Racomitrium heterostichum Bristly fringe moss
Racomitrium lanuginosum Woolly fringe moss
Racomitrium sudeticum Slender fringe moss
  
Rhabdoweisia crispata Toothed streak moss
Rhabdoweisia fugax Dwarf streak moss
Rhizomnium magnifolium Large-leaf thyme moss
Rhizomnium punctatum Dotted thyme moss
Rhodobryum roseum Rose-moss
Rhynchostegium riparioides Long-beaked water feather moss
Rhytidiadelphus loreus Little shaggy moss
Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus Springy turf moss
Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus Big shaggy moss
  
Sanionia uncinata Sickle-leaved hook moss
Schistidium apocarpum Sessile grimmia
Schistidium crassipilum Thickpoint grimmia
Schistidium rivulare River grimmia
Scleropodium purum Neat feather moss
Scorpidium scorpioides Hooked scorpion moss
Sphagnum affine Imbricate bog moss
Sphagnum angustifolium Fine bog moss
Sphagnum auriculatum Cow-horn bog-moss
Sphagnum austinii Austin's bog moss
Sphagnum capillifolium Acute-leaved bog moss
Sphagnum compactum Compact bog moss
Sphagnum contortum Twisted bog moss
Sphagnum cuspidatum Feathery bog moss
Sphagnum denticulatum Cow-horn bog moss
Sphagnum fallax Flat-topped bog moss
Sphagnum fuscum Rusty bog moss
Sphagnum girgensohnii Girgensohn's bog moss
Sphagnum inundatum Lesser cow-horn bog moss
Sphagnum magellanicum Magellanic bog moss
Sphagnum majus Olive bog moss
Sphagnum palustre Blunt-leaved bog moss
Sphagnum papillosum Papillose bog moss
Sphagnum quinquefarium Five-ranked bog moss
Sphagnum recurvum Flat-topped bog-moss
Sphagnum riparium Cleft bog moss
Sphagnum russowii Russow's bog moss
Sphagnum squarrosum Spiky bog moss
Sphagnum subnitens Lustrous bog moss
Sphagnum tenellum Soft bog moss
Splachnum ampullaceum Cruet collar moss
Splachnum sphaericum Round-fruited collar moss
  
Tetraphis pellucida Pellucid four-tooth moss
Tetraplodon mnioides Slender cruet moss
Thamnobryum alopecurum Fox-tail feather moss
Thuidium delicatulum Delicate tamarisk moss
Thuidium tamariscinum Common tamarisk moss
Tortella tortuosa Frizzled crisp moss
Tortula muralis Wall screw moss
Trichostomum hibernicum Irish crisp moss
Trichostomum tenuirostre Narrow-fruited crisp moss
  
Ulota bruchii Bruch's pincushion
Ulota crispa Crisped pincushion
Ulota drummondii Drummond's pincushion
Ulota hutchinsiae Hutchin's pincushion
Ulota phyllantha Frizzled pincushion
  
Warnstorfia exannulata Ringless hook moss
  
Zygodon conoideus Lesser yoke moss
Zygodon rupestris Park yoke moss
Zygodon viridissimus var viridissimus Green yoke moss

Total number of mosses: 211 species

 

Total bryophyte diversity known in Glen Affric NNR: 323 species



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Pendulous wing-moss

Pendulous wing-moss (Antitrichia curtipendula) on a hazel tree (Corylus avellana), in the Affric river gorge, downstream of Dog Falls.

 

Golden-head moss

Golden-head moss (Breutelia chrysocoma) in Coire Crom.

 

Tamarisk scalewort

Tamarisk scalewort (Frullania tamarisci) on the trunk of an ash tree (Fraxinus excelsior).

 

Holt's Mouse-tail Moss

Holt's mouse-tail moss (Isothecium holtii) was 'surprisingly common' in Glen Affric, according to the survey carried out by Gordon Rothero.

 

Nodding thread-moss

Nodding thread-moss (Pohlia nutans), showing the spore capsules.

 

Common haircap moss

Common haircap moss (Polytrichum commune) in Glen Affric.

 

Ostrich-plume feather-moss

Ostrich-plume feather-moss (Ptilium crista-castrensis) in Glen Affric.

 

Big shaggy moss

Big shaggy moss (Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus) in Glen Affric.

 

Austin's bog-moss

Affric is notable for its large hummocks of Austin's bog-moss (Sphagnum austinii).

 

Sphagnum capillifolium

Red bog-moss (Sphagnum capillifolium) in Glen Affric

 

Rusty bog-moss

Rusty bog-moss (Sphagnum fuscum).

 

Olive bog-moss

Olive bog-moss (Sphagnum majus) is a Red Data Book species, classified as Nationally Rare, that occurs at a number of sites in Glen Affric.

 

Bruch's pincushion moss

Bruch's pincushion (Ulota bruchii) on the trunk of an eared willow (Salix aurita).

 

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