UKBAP logoUK BAP priority non-vascular plant species

 

A list of UK BAP priority non-vascular plant species, created between 1995 and 1999, and subsequently updated in response to the Species and Habitats Review Report (PDF, 1.3Mb), published in 2007, is provided in the table below.  The table also provides details of the species' occurences in the four UK countries, and describes whether the species was an 'original' species (on the original list created between 1995 and 1999), or was added following the 2007 review.  All original species were provided with Species Action Plans (SAPs), species statements, or are included within grouped plans or statements, whereas there are no published plans for the species added in 2007.

UK BAP priority species were those that were identified as being the most threatened and requiring conservation action under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP).  However, as a result of devolution, and new country-level and international drivers and requirements, much of the work previously carried out by the UK BAP is now focussed at a country-level rather than a UK-level, and the UK BAP was succeeded by the 'UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework' in July 2012.  The UK list of priority species, however, remains an important reference source and has been used to help draw up statutory lists of priority species and habitats in EnglandNorthern IrelandScotland and Wales.

Current scientific names and commonly used synonyms derive from the Nameserver facility of the National Biodiversity Network Species Dictionary, which is managed by the Natural History Museum.  More detailed information about the distribution and taxonomy of these species can be found using the NBN Gateway, and details of the original Species Action Plans (SAPs), generated between 1995 and 1999, can be found on the original (archived) UK BAP website, or on the BARS 1 website, which was archived in April 2012 following the launch of BARS 2.

JNCC have collated already-published information from a variety of sources for all of the UK BAP priority species, to bring these data together into a single report, or 'species account'.  All of this information is already available on either the JNCC website, the NBN Gateway, or the BARS 1  website.  Each individual species account can be accessed by selecting the name in the table below, or through the priority species accounts spreadsheet.  For more detail about the information within the species accounts, visit the Priority species accounts page>>.

 

 
UK BAP priority non-vascular plant species & occurrence (England, Scotland, Wales, N. Ireland)

Scientific name and link 
to species account

NBN common name

Taxon

England

Scotland

Wales

Northern
Ireland

Original UK BAP
species?

Acaulon triquetrum

Triangular Pygmy-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Acrobolbus wilsonii

Wilson's Pouchwort

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

Yes  SAP

Adelanthus lindenbergianus

Lindenberg's Featherwort

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

Yes SAP

Anastrophyllum joergensenii

Joergensen's Notchwort

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Andreaea nivalis

Snow Rock-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Anomodon longifolius

Long-leaved Tail-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

 

Aplodon wormskjoldii

Carrion-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

 

Atrichum angustatum

Lesser Smoothcap

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

Y

Yes statement

Barbilophozia kunzeana

Bog Pawwort

bryophyte

N

Y

Y

N

 

Bartramia stricta

Rigid Apple-moss

bryophyte

N

N

Y

N

Yes – SAP

Bryoerythrophyllum caledonicum

Scottish Beard-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

Yes  SAP

Bryum calophyllum

Matted Bryum

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

Yes – statement

Bryum cyclophyllum

Round-leaved Bryum

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

 

Bryum gemmiparum

Welsh Thread-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

 

Bryum knowltonii

Knowlton's Thread-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

 

Bryum marratii

Baltic Bryum

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

 

Bryum salinum

Saltmarsh Thread-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

 

Bryum schleicheri

Schleicher's Thread-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Bryum uliginosum

Cernuous Bryum

bryophyte

N

N

N

N

Yes – statement

Bryum warneum

Sea Bryum

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

Yes SAP

Buxbaumia viridis

Green Shield-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

Yes SAP

Cephaloziella baumgartneri

Chalk Threadwort

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Cephaloziella calyculata

Entire Threadwort

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

 

Cephaloziella dentata

Toothed Threadwort

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Cephaloziella integerrima

Lobed Threadwort

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Cephaloziella nicholsonii

Greater Copperwort

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

Yes SAP

Ceratodon conicus

Scarce Redshank

bryophyte

Y

N

N

Y

 

Chara baltica

Baltic Stonewort

stonewort

Y

Y

Y

N

Yes – statement

Chara canescens

Bearded Stonewort

stonewort

Y

Y

N

N

Yes – statement

Chara connivens

Convergent Stonewort

stonewort

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Chara intermedia

Intermediate Stonewort

stonewort

Y

N

N

N

 

Cryphaea lamyana

Multi-fruited River Moss

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

Yes SAP

Cyclodictyon laetevirens

Bright-green Cave-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

Y

 

Daltonia splachnoides

Irish Daltonia

bryophyte

N

Y

N

Y

 

Dicranum bergeri

Waved Fork-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Dicranum elongatum

Dense Fork-moss

bryophyte

N

N

N

N

 

Dicranum spurium

Rusty Fork-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

 

Didymodon glaucus

Glaucous Beard-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Didymodon tomaculosus

Sausage Beard-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

Yes SAP

Ditrichum cornubicum

Cornish Path-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Ditrichum plumbicola

Lead-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

Yes SAP

Ditrichum subulatum

Awl-leaved Ditrichum

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

 

Dumortiera hirsuta

Dumortier's Liverwort

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

Y

 

Ephemerum cohaerens

Clustered Earth-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes – statement

Ephemerum spinulosum

Prickly Earth-moss

bryophyte

N

N

N

Y

 

Eurhynchium pulchellum

Elegant Feather-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Fissidens curvatus

Portuguese Pocket-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

 

Fissidens serrulatus

Large Atlantic Pocket-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

 

Fossombronia foveolata

Pitted Frillwort

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

Y

 

Funaria pulchella

Pretty Cord-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

 

Grimmia crinita

Hedgehog Grimmia

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Grimmia elongata

Brown Grimmia

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

 

Grimmia sessitana

Alpine Grimmia

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Habrodon perpusillus

Lesser Squirrel-tail Moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

 

Herbertus borealis

Northern Prongwort

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

Yes SAP

Homomallium incurvatum

Incurved Feather-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

 

Hygrohypnum styriacum

Snow Brook-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Jamesoniella undulifolia

Marsh Earwort

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

Yes SAP

Jungermannia leiantha

Long-leaved Flapwort

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

 

Lamprothamnium papulosum

Foxtail Stonewort

stonewort

Y

Y

N

N

Yes – statement

Leiocolea rutheana

Fen Notchwort

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

Yes SAP

Lejeunea holtii

Holt's Pouncewort

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Lejeunea mandonii

Atlantic Lejeunea

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

Yes SAP

Leptodontium gemmascens

Thatch-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Lophozia capitata

Large-celled Flapwort

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Lophozia longiflora

Reddish Notchwort

bryophyte

N

N

N

N

 

Marsupella arctica

Arctic Rustwort

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Marsupella profunda

Western Rustwort

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Micromitrium tenerum

Millimetre Moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes – statement

Mielichhoferia mielichhoferiana

Alpine Copper-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Nitella gracilis

Slender Stonewort

stonewort

N

Y

Y

N

Yes SAP

Nitella tenuissima

Dwarf Stonewort

stonewort

Y

N

Y

N

Yes SAP

Nitellopsis obtusa

Starry Stonewort

stonewort

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Orthodontium gracile

Slender Thread-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

Y

Yes SAP

Orthotrichum gymnostomum

Aspen Bristle-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

Yes – statement

Orthotrichum obtusifolium

Blunt-leaved Bristle-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

Yes SAP

Orthotrichum pallens

Pale Bristle-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Orthotrichum pumilum

Dwarf Bristle-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

 

Pallavicinia lyellii

Veilwort

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

Yes SAP

Petalophyllum ralfsii

Petalwort

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

Y

Yes SAP

Philonotis cernua

Swan-necked Apple-moss

bryophyte

N

N

N

N

 

Philonotis marchica

Bog Apple-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Physcomitrium eurystomum

Norfolk Bladder-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Plagiobryum demissum

Alpine Hump-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Pohlia obtusifolia

Blunt-leaved Thread-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Pohlia scotica

Scottish Pohlia

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

Yes SAP

Pseudoleskea incurvata

Brown Mountain Leskea

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Radula carringtonii

Carrington's Scalewort

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Rhynchostegium rotundifolium

Round-Leaved Feather-Moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Rhytidiadelphus subpinnatus

Scarce Turf-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

Y

 

Riccia bifurca

Lizard Crystalwort

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Riccia canaliculata

Channelled Crystalwort

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

 

Riccia nigrella

Black Crystalwort

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

 

Scopelophila cataractae

Tongue-leaf Copper-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

 

Seligeria carniolica

Water Rock-bristle

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Seligeria oelandica

Irish Rock-bristle

bryophyte

N

N

N

Y

 

Southbya nigrella

Blackwort

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Sphaerocarpos texanus

Texas Balloonwort

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Sphagnum balticum

Baltic Bog-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

Yes SAP

Splachnum vasculosum

Rugged Collar-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

 

Tayloria lingulata

Tongue-leaved Gland-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Tayloria tenuis

Slender Gland-moss

bryophyte

N

Y

N

Y

 

Telaranea nematodes

Irish Threadwort

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Tetrodontium repandum

Small Four-tooth Moss

bryophyte

N

N

N

N

Yes – statement

Thamnobryum angustifolium

Derbyshire Feather-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Thamnobryum cataractarum

Yorkshire Feather-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Timmia austriaca

Sheathed Timmia

bryophyte

N

Y

N

N

 

Tolypella intricata

Tassel Stonewort

stonewort

Y

N

N

N

Yes  SAP

Tolypella nidifica

Bird's-nest Stonewort

stonewort

N

Y

N

N

Yes – statement

Tolypella prolifera

Great Tassel Stonewort

stonewort

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Tortula cernua

Flamingo-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

Yes SAP

Tortula cuneifolia

Wedge-leaved Screw-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

 

Tortula freibergii

Freiberg's Screw-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Tortula vahliana

Chalk Screw-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

 

Tortula wilsonii

Wilson's Pottia

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

 

Weissia condensa

Curly Beardless-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

N

N

 

Weissia levieri

Levier's Beardless-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

Y

N

 

Weissia multicapsularis

Many-fruited Beardless-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Weissia squarrosa

Spreading-leaved Beardless-moss

bryophyte

Y

Y

Y

N

Yes – staement

Weissia sterilis

Sterile Beardless-moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes – statement

Zygodon forsteri

Knothole Moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP

Zygodon gracilis

Nowell's Limestone Moss

bryophyte

Y

N

N

N

Yes SAP