|Scientific Name:||Ditrichum cornubicum|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3|
|Assessor/s:||Bryophyte Specialist Group|
|Reviewer/s:||Hallingbäck, T., Hodgetts, N., Geissler, P. & Tan, B. (Bryophyte Red List Authority)|
The known area of occupancy is less than 500 km² and the habitat of this species seems to be declining. It therefore meets the IUCN criteria for Endangered based on the small fragmented area, less than five localities, and the decline of habitat quality.
|Range Description:||Known from only one locality in Cornwall. In recent years, the population is known to have disappeared from one of the three original sites.|
Native:United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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|Habitat and Ecology:||The species is known from copper mine waste in a granite area. Plants grow on compacted, well-drained peaty, loamy or gravelly soil where the vegetation is sparse and open.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat is threatened by encroachment of rank vegetation and excessive human disturbance, for example from vehicular activity.|
Bryophyte Specialist Group. For more information, see the Specialist Group website
ECCB. 1995. Red Data Book of European Bryophytes. European Committee for Conservation of Bryophytes (ECCB), Trondheim.
Hallingbäck, T. and Hodgetts, N. (compilers). 2000. Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts. Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for Bryophytes. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Paton, J.A. 1976. Ditrichum cornubicum, a new moss from Cornwall. Journal of Bryology 9:171–175.
|Citation:||Bryophyte Specialist Group 2000. Ditrichum cornubicum. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 May 2013.|
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