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Marchantia polymorpha

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 11 February 2010 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

This is the same moss (Marchantia polymorpha) as yesterdag - even the same plant. This time you see the tallus of this liverworth with the typical bulbels. When a raindrop falls into the little cups (about 3 mm!), the disc shaped bulbs are trown away, able to form a new plant each. It is a typical form of asexsual reproduction. Wonderfull how nature is capable of adapting situations ... Olympic games in nature !

Wijnegem (Belgium) - 09/02/2010

Canon EOS 400D 1/125 second F/25.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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Hilde Morin from Portland, Oregon, United States

wonderful greens!!!!!

11 Feb 2010 6:01am

@Hilde Morin: Colors af nature can be really beautifull :-)

Frederike from Rostock, Germany

also awesome! the light and the reflections.. really nice shot!

11 Feb 2010 12:09pm

@Frederike: Thanks again, Frrederike. :-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Prachtig die groene tinten !!! Heel speciaal, het geeft al een goed lentegevoel in deze ijskoude dagen !

11 Feb 2010 1:23pm

@Tamara: Bedankt voor je bezoekje. De foto is net tussen de sneeuwperiodes in genomen... Met sneeuw op de grond kan je natuurlijk geen mossen e.d. vinden. Het lentegroen is er dus al ... nu de temperatuur nog :-) Van mij mag het snel gaan nu ...

Burdigala ecosse from Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Simply beautiful: the colour, the texture, the details.. everything is there

11 Feb 2010 7:58pm

@Burdigala ecosse: Thank you very much for your visit and your nice comment.

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

your colors looks so green, so fresh! yes, this is a 5* colors!

11 Feb 2010 9:18pm

@KriKridesign: There is green, green, green, green, and sometimes there is some green too .... (unless snow covers everything). I think ants are not color blind ! :-p

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

vibrant, with nice texture, Johan.

12 Feb 2010 2:07am

@Julie Brown: Thank you for visiting again, Julie. i'm very glad u like my pictures.

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Wow awesome photo and lesson on the plant!

12 Feb 2010 3:47am

@Self-Indulgence: It wasn't meant a lesson :-) For me it is just interesting to know about the things i make pictures of. It gives a context. I know that not a lot of people have seen these structures, although they have seen this plant almost daily... Maybe they look next time again and are as wondered as i am ...

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Wonderful picture - great colors !

20 Feb 2010 1:04pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/125 second
F/25.0
ISO 200
300 mm

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