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Sphagnum moss with icy frost

Bryophytes - Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts

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Thallose Liverwort - Marchantia sp.

This liverwort has male and female plants, each with stalked reproductive structures (gametophytes).

 

The small, white dots on the surfaces are air pores


Jarman, S.J. & Fuhrer, B.A. (1995) Mosses and liverworts of rainforest in Tasmania, CSIRO Melbourne.
 

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Moss - Hypnodendron sp.

Tasmanian species share a characteristic  feature of stems with a cluster of branches at the top, making them look, like little trees poking up from the forest floor where it is usually found.

Jarman, S.J. & Fuhrer, B.A. (1995) Mosses and liverworts of rainforest in Tasmania, CSIRO Melbourne.

Moss - Hypopterygium

Moss - Hypopterygium sp.?

The description says pale green fan-shaped shoots, with a mid-vein which may often be faint. Liverworts do not have mid-veins on the leafs. Unsure if central mid-vein here. Occuring on soil, rocks or tree buttresses. 

Jarman, S.J. & Fuhrer, B.A. (1995) Mosses and liverworts of rainforest in Tasmania, CSIRO Melbourne. (pp.40-41)

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Moss - Sphagnum sp.

This Sphagnum moss is found in wet areas scattered along forest floor in amongst other bryophytes and leaf litter in the wet eucalypt forest with Myrtle Beech - Nothofagus cunninghamii.

Jarman, S.J. & Fuhrer, B.A. (1995) Mosses and liverworts of rainforest in Tasmania, CSIRO Melbourne.

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