Is Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus (Hedw.) Warnst. increasing in the Netherlands?

G. Londo

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    In two experimental nature gardens a strong increase of Rhytidiadelphus squarrosus (Hedw.) Warnst. was observed over the period 1980-2000. The species expanded on several soil types and in various grassland communities. Data on R. squarrosus from other parts of the Netherlands suggest that this is not only a local phenomenon. In various places a clear increase of the species was observed. The formation of a thick layer by the species seems to be a new phenomenon. Atmospheric deposition of nutrients may be an important factor in the increase of R. squarrosus.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)63-70
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2002


    • vegetation
    • plant ecology
    • bryophyta
    • phytogeography
    • netherlands

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