Bryum dixonii

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Dixon's thread-moss
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Bryales
Family: Bryaceae
Genus: Bryum
Species: B. dixonii
Binomial name
Bryum dixonii
Cardot ex W.E.Nicholson[1]

Bryum dixonii, commonly known as Dixon's thread-moss, is a moss endemic to Scotland. The species occupies montane habitats, and although rare it has a wide distribution including the central and north-west Highlands, and the islands of Skye, Rùm and St Kilda.[2][3][1] Originally discovered on Ben Narnain, Argyll, in 1898 by H. N. Dixon, it was not seen again until 1964 when found by Ursula Duncan at Juanjorge in Glen Clova in Angus.[4] As of 2000 there was no species action plan for its protection.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "The Scottish Biodiversity List - Species & Habitat Detail"[dead link] BiodiversityScotland. Retrieved 17 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Moss Species Action Plan US8"[dead link] (2001) (pdf) Stirling Council. Retrieved 16 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Bryum dixonii" Retrieved 17 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Meetings of the BBS - 1996" British Bryological Society. Retrieved 17 May 2008.
  5. ^ "Mosses- Scotland" (2000) (xls) SNH. Retrieved 17 May 2008.

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