Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Scapania gracilis

Got a bit of spare time last night and couldn't resist getting out the microscope. One of my favourite things over the weekend was coming across three new spp. of Scapania (for me) - nemorea, gracilis and compacta. I still have nemorea in a packet I think so I may 'do' that one later. In the meantime here's a small tribute to S.gracilis. As the field guide says, "generally untidy appearance ... non-appressed lobes ... 3-dimensional... forms large cushions".

Scapania gracilis

BBS field guide page

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