Pohlia scotica

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Scottish thread-moss
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Bryales
Family: Mniaceae
Genus: Pohlia
Species: P. scotica
Binomial name
Pohlia scotica

Pohlia scotica, commonly known as Scottish thread-moss, is a moss endemic to Scotland.[3] The earliest records date to 1964 and this moss was recognised as a distinct species in 1982. The largest populations are in Argyll with smaller populations in Dunbartonshire and Easter Ross. Its favoured habitat is silt, sand and gravel subject to regular inundation. The species has been provisionally classified as Lower Risk (Near threatened) and receives protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The Scottish Biodiversity List - Species & Habitat Detail"[dead link] BiodiversityScotland. Retrieved 14 May 2008.
  2. ^ "Pohlia (Genus): Taxonomy" Retrieved 14 May 2008.
  3. ^ "Mosses and Liverworts in Scotland" SNH. Retrieved 14 May 2008.
  4. ^ "Species Action Plan: Scottish Pohlia (Pohlia scotica)" UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Retrieved 14 May 2008.