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Riccia glauca

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 14 April 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Riccia glauca (NL:Gewoon landvorkje / EN: Glaucous Crystalwort / DE: Blaugrüne Sternlebermoos) can be found on disturbed soil in a variety of habitats: river banks, quarries, gardens, fields of vegetables and bulbs etc. This liverwort grows in rosettes up to 2 cm or more diameter. The branches are up to 2 mm wide, 4 times broader than long, and bright green or yellowish-green, rarely with reddish pigment. The median groove of the branches is very short, shallow and flat; the thallus spreads and curves downwards to a sharp margin and is not swollen, and is with or without scattered, colourless hairs. The ventral scales are ephemer al and not visible on the margins. Capsules are commonly produced in older parts of the rosettes. This moss is not very rare, but many times overlooked.

Image taken with 150mm macro + 2.0x extender. Covered area of the image is about 11mm x 7 mm

Image: Schoten (BE) - 13/02/2011

Canon EOS 400D 5 seconds F/14.0 ISO 200 300 mm

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14 Apr 2011 7:38pm

Canon EOS 400D
5 seconds
ISO 200
300 mm