21 January 2012

Penrice Wood

A selection of ferns, mosses & liverworts found growing on a Limestone outcrop in the wood at Penrice today:
Rambling Tail-moss (Anomodon viticulosus)
locally abundant on Limestone rocks and walls around Gower 
MacKay's Pouncewort (Marchesinia mackaii)
scarce in Glamorgan, but a good population at Penrice
Wall Scalewort (Porella platyphylla)
frequent on Limestone rocks and walls around Gower 
Southern Polypody (Polypodium cambricum)
growing from Rambling Tail-moss
scarce in Glamorgan, on walls and more rarely trees

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