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sunday 28  september 2014                                                                       MASSY'S WOOD, RATHFARNHAM, CO DUBLIN            

LEADER: George Smyth

Forest Bryophytes
Massy's Wood is a mature experimental plantation of North American, Asian, European and Irish trees. This meetting gave us an opportunity to investigate the mosses and liverworts of the forest and riverside. The north-eastern aspect of the site and the presence of a stream create the cool, humid conditions beloved of bryophytes. Below is list of bryophytes which were identified. 

 

Atrichum undulatum                       Conocephalum conicum                   Dichodontium spp.

Eurhynchium striatum                     Fissidens taxifolius                            Frullania dilatata

Hypnum cupressiforme                  Isothecium alopecuroides                 I. myosuroides

Kindbergia praelonga                     Leptodictyum riparium                       Lophocolea bidentata

Metzgeria furcata                            Mnium hornum                                 Palustriella commutata  

Pellia endiviifolia                             Plagiochila asplenioides                 Plagiomnium rostratum

P. undulatum                                   Plathyhypnidium riparioides            Rhizomnium punctatum

Thamnobryum alopecurum

 
 

                


 

Massy's Estate

        

          Plagiomnium undulatum                        Conocephalum conicum                             Eurhynchium striatum

       

                DNFC                  Frullania dilatata      Fissidens taxifolius       Plathyhypnidium riparioides

   

Thamnobryum alopecurum                             Palustriella commutata                             P. commutata                           

   

Hypnum cupressiforme                 Isothecium myosuroides                   Metzgeria furcata                                         

 

Hypnum cupressiforme                                        Mnium hornum

   

   

Pellia endiviifolia                                            Hookeria lucens                                  Plagiochila asplenioides   

    

           Rhizomnium punctatum                              Plagiomnium rostratum                       Metzgeria furcata      

 

   Photographs © P. Lenihan

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