NS3878 : A liverwort - Conocephalum conicum

taken 15 years ago, near to Renton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

A liverwort - Conocephalum conicum
A liverwort - Conocephalum conicum
The footpath here passes through dense woods, with a little stream flowing alongside it. The resulting damp shaded conditions are ideal for liverworts.

[The classification chosen for the present image is simply a convenience: this is not really a moss, although mosses and liverworts do have a similar life-cycle; they are sometimes grouped together as 'bryophytes'.]

As for the species shown here, its surface is strongly marked: it is covered with an irregular hexagonal pattern, each hexagon containing a pore. Compare NS8146 : Liverwort at Craignethan, which better shows the habit of the species.
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Friday, 20 April, 2007   (more nearby)
Thursday, 21 August, 2008
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Woodland, Forest 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 384 782 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.2104N 4:35.3877W
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