Multi-fruited river-moss Cryphaea lamyana
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A robust, yet ecologically vulnerable, moss.
Multi-fruited river-moss prefers to make a home on the roots of ash or sycamore trees.
On the banks of a few rivers in south-west England and south-west Wales.
It is protected under Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 and is listed as Vulnerable in the British Red Data Book.
The main threats are probably the re-alignment of riverbanks and removal of riverside trees, but water pollution and river dredging are also serious problems.