Description: This moss consists of an erect leafy stem (gametophyte) about mm. tall. The stem is brown below, light green above, and unbranched; it is. Funaria hygrometrica: cord moss: America; the most common is F. hygrometrica, which is often described in textbooks as a representative bryophyte (member. Funaria hygrometrica is rather inconspicuous when sterile (when the more conspicuous sporophyte has not yet developed). The obovate leaves form a bulb -like.

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Taranaki Kiwi Hygrometricca 4: The asymmetrical, curved capsule, deeply grooved when dry, with its large, oblique mouth and spirally twisted cells of the lid, is characteristic of Funaria hygrometrica. Plants or more mm, with a basal antheridial branch, medium green to yellowish green; leafless proximally with leaves crowded and bulbiform distally, sometimes laxly foliate throughout.

The obovate leaves form a bulb-like cluster at the top of the shortish, mm long stem. Fish New Zealand Freshwater. Common cord-moss, little goldilocks, golden maidenhair. This bryophyte -related article is a stub. It is the most widespread and frequently collected species of Funaria in southern Africa and is known from Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and all nine provinces of South Africa.

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It can also be found on moist walls and the crevices of rocks and places where recent fires have taken place. The colourful sporophyte is much longer than the stem from which it arises. They have oblique septa. The midrib ends just below, or extends just beyond the leaf apex. The species completes its life cycle quickly before weathering mechanical and chemical breakdown of the habitatmicrobes and other plants make the habitat unsuitable.

Retrieved from ” https: The main axis of the plant, which is upright, bears a set of spirally arranged, sessile leaves having a clearly distinguishable midrib. Funaria hygrometrica is one of the most common, weedy, and widely distributed mosses in the world; its distribution closely parallels that of Bryum argenteum.

In southern Africa it occurs at altitudes of m. English Names for British Bryophytes. Friends of Pukekura Park 3: This species is widely used in textbooks and biology classes to demonstrate the life cycle of a typical moss the alternation of two generations: Login to add your Comment Not registered yet?

Funaria hygrometrica is a common world wide water moss which grows on moist, shady, and damp soil. A to F Common names with photo. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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Funaria hygrometrica Funaria hygrometrica is a common world wide water moss which grows on moist, shady, and damp soil. Poisonous plants in New Zealand. Leaves smaller proximally, distal leaves mm, deeply concave, oblong-ovate to broadly obovate distally, acute to apiculate or short-acuminate, entire or weakly serrulate distally; costa subpercurrent to short-excurrent; distal laminal cells thin-walled and inflated, hexagonal or oblong-hexagonal becoming much more oblong proximally.


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Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society 6: New Zealand Herpetological Society 9: Flora of southern Africa. Eleven mosses to know.

Royal Forest and Bird Society, Taranaki 7: The rhizoids present in this hygrometrics are multi-cellular and branched. What code is in the image? Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? It has a distinct preference for recently burnt sites where it colonizes the nutrient-poor top layer of the soil. Views Read Edit View history.

The leaves are mm long with an acute apex and weakly serrate margins. R to Z Common names with photo. Login eFloras Home Help. This page was last edited on 21 Marchat It is found in a wide variety of disturbed habitats such as moist crevices in soil, walls or paving, next to water taps, gutters and drains, on soil in flower boxes and plant pots. Animals New Zealand’s Marine mammals.