Bartramiaceae

Genus: Breutalia

I usually find these alongside tracks, growing in damp clay soils and in fairly sunny conditions.

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Breutalia elongata

This one was quite conspicuous with its gold colouring and orange-red discs on the ends of the shoots.

These discs are the male reproductive organs.

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Breutalia pendula

This one was also easily recogniseable as a Breutalia with the conspicuous tips of its branches.

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The capsules of Breutalia pendula.

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Genus: Philonotis

Philonotis scabrifolia

This moss has a distinctive blue-green colour. The way the branchlets form at the top f the stem gives it an umbrella look.

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The capsules of Philonotis scarifolia.

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This image shows the papillae on the leaf.

This feature distinguishes it from other members of this family.

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Philonotis tenuis

This species is quite easily recognised when bearing capsules.

It is also found growing on exposed sunny banks.

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