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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 20.3 February 2009

Identification: Orthotrichum – Britain's bristle-mosses

By - Sam Bosanquet

The moss genus Orthotrichum includes 19 British species, 16 of which are obligate epiphytes that grow on woody plants. They form a reasonably discrete group, with only a few confusion species in other genera. 

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

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Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist