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Lower Plants (British)

Including Algae, Mosses, and Liverworts

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Most of the photographs were taken in Gosport and Hampshire, UK.

Errors:
I do try and name things accurately but can still make mistakes so please double check your organism with a reliable book or website - and if you spot an error PLEASE DO LET ME KNOW (see bottom of page).

Algae

Image: Nostoc, link to larger imageImage: Nostoc, link to larger imageImage: Nostoc, link to larger image
Nostoc commune,
an alga
Image: an alga, link to larger imageImage: an alga, link to larger imageImage: an alga, link to larger image
Phycopeltis arundinacea,
an alga

Hepaticae (Liverworts)

Image: Great Scented Liverwort, link to larger imageImage: Great Scented Liverwort, link to larger image
Conocephalum conicum,
Great Scented Liverwort
image: a liverwort, link to larger image image: Marchantia polymorpha, link to larger image image: a liverwort, link to larger image image: Marchantia polymorpha, link to larger image image: a liverwort, link to larger image
Marchantia polymorpha,
a liverwort (vegetative)
image: Marchantia polymorpha, link to larger image image: female Marchantia polymorpha, link to larger image image: Marchantia polymorpha, link to larger image image: female Marchantia polymorpha, link to larger image
Marchantia polymorpha, female
with carpophores
image: Marchantia polymorpha, link to larger image image: Marchantia polymorpha, link to larger image image: Marchantia polymorpha, link to larger image image: Marchantia polymorpha, link to larger image
Marchantia polymorpha, male
with antheridiophores

Musci (Mosses)

image: Juniper Haircap, link to larger imageimage: Juniper Haircap, link to larger imageimage: Juniper Haircap, link to larger image
Polytrichum juniperinum,
Juniper Haircap
image: Rhytidiadelphus loreus, link to larger imageimage: Rhytidiadelphus loreus, link to larger imageimage: Rhytidiadelphus loreus, link to larger image
Rhytidiadelphus loreus,
a moss
image: Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus, link to larger imageimage: Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus, link to larger image
Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus,
a moss

I hope you enjoy looking at these


Common names (Scientific names) List

Mosses
a moss ( Rhytidiadelphus loreus )
a moss ( Rhytidiadelphus triquetrus )
Juniper Haircap ( Polytrichum juniperinum )

Liverworts
a liverwort ( Marchantia polymorpha )
Great Scented Liverwort ( Conocephalum conicum )

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