Sphagnum fuscum and Sphagnum beothuk in Britain and Ireland

Hill, Mark. 2017 Sphagnum fuscum and Sphagnum beothuk in Britain and Ireland. Field Bryology, 117. 24-30.

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Two segregate species of bog-moss, Sphagnum fuscum and S. beothuk, were distinguished in a paper by Kyrkjeeide et al. (2015). To find out where they occur, I examined 262 specimens, mainly in British national herbaria. S. fuscum proved to be predominantly montane, with a mean altitude 510 m, but with two isolated occurrences in central Ireland and one on southern England. S. beothuk was much the commonest species in Ireland, and occurred in Britain mainly along the western seaboard and in the Flow Country of north-east Scotland. The mean altitude of specimens was 140 m.

Item Type: Publication - Article
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: UKCEH Fellows
ISSN: 1747-8200
Additional Keywords: blanket bog, raised bog
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
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