Thickpoint Grimmia

Schistidium crassipilum

Thickpoint Grimmia (Schistidium crassipilum)

Thickpoint Grimmia grows in rounded cushions or flat patches 1-3cm high. It usually looks quite hoary due to a hair point at the tip of the leaves. The capsules are largely hidden by the leaves that sheath them, but are reddish-brown, elongate and cylindrical.

Thickpoint Grimmia (Schistidium crassipilum)

This moss prefers calcareous walls, and can be found on blocks of limestone and base-rich sandstone. It can also be found on man-made substrates like tarmac, concrete and masonry in unshaded or partially shaded sites. Common and widespread throughout.

Thickpoint Grimmia (Schistidium crassipilum)

Photographs of Thickpoint Grimmia (Schistidium crassipilum) taken February 2014, nature reserve, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2014. Camera used Nikon Coolpix P500.

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