georgeg Curador

Entrou: 05 de set. de 2017 Última vez ativo: 29 de nov. de 2021 iNaturalist United Kingdom

Interested in the biology of bryophytes, lichens and their fungal parasites, along with evolutionary genetics, development and early land plant evolution. Managing the informal British and Irish Bryophilous Fungi Herbarium, which will be sent to join the collection at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the future.

My interest in natural history began with the finding of an odd seaweed-like plant growing along seepages on an old railway bridge in 2015. I finally found out that this plant was the liverwort Conocephalum conicum, and decided to learn more about this fascinating group. I soon branched out into mosses and lichens, and then into their ecology and associated microbes (parasitic fungi, mostly).

Note: I check over a large number of bryophyte observations and sometimes do not provide reasons for ID because I do not always have much time. If you would like to know why an ID was suggested, feel free to comment or to message me, or try Googling the species (Latin names).

I like to go over all UK bryophyte observations in particular but am happy to look at observations from anywhere. All of my IDs are hypotheses based on photographs provided and as such there is an error rate (I'm only human). Naturalists should be aware that cryptogams are not always identifiable from photographs but we can often get closer than "Bryophyta" or "Fungi".

Happy to help anybody get started with bryology, particularly in the UK as I am most familiar with the plants here.

More pics on Twitter: @ilichenmoss

Member of the following groups:

British Bryological Society
British Lichen Society
Isle of Wight Natural History and Archaeological Society
National Biodiversity Network

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