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 priorities 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
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 check this one
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