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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Retrieved from ” funxria It is widely illustrated in textbooks to demonstrate the life cycle of a typical moss, possibly because of the abundant conspicuous sporophytes produced and its frequent presence in greenhouses.

Funaria hygrometrica is widespread, common, frequently collected, and sometimes considered a weed, therefore not threatened. Invertebrates Freshwater New Zealand. The leaves are mm long with an acute apex and weakly serrate margins. Slugs, Snails Flatworms, Worms Terrestrial.

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Funaria hygrometrica is a common world wide water moss which grows on moist, shady, and damp soil. The obovate leaves form a bulb-like cluster at the top of the shortish, mm long stem. The spores are yellow-brown and very small. 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. Friends of Te Henui 5: Conservation Status Status Funaria hygrometrica is widespread, common, frequently collected, and sometimes considered a weed, therefore not threatened.


English Names for British Bryophytes. Most of the varieties that have been described probably do not merit recognition because of the morphological plasticity of the species in response to environmental conditions. Sitemap Sites of Interest Disclaimer. The cells of the capsule lid are twisted counter-clockwise.

N – Taranaki Educational Resource: Introduction to bryology in southern Africa.

Fish New Zealand Freshwater. Birds Shore and Seabirds Listed by binomial names and photos. This species is widely used in textbooks and biology classes to demonstrate the life cycle of a typical moss the alternation of two generations: The colourful sporophyte is much longer than the stem from which it arises.

The rhizoids present in this species are multi-cellular and branched.

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Funaria hygrometrica Scientific classification Kingdom: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Lower Taxa Funaria hygrometrica var.

Funaria hygrometrica Hedwig, Sp. At the apex of the main plant axis, the antheridium is borne. It can also be grown in terraria under more moist conditions. Species in this genus are known as cord-mosses because of the rope-like way in which the stalk twists and curls with changes in humidity.


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Weeds and Escapee Plants Botanical names. Up to 30 mm. In countries of the northern hemisphere, mosses are commonly used in container gardens with bonsai and bonkei.

The species completes its life cycle quickly before weathering mechanical and chemical breakdown of the habitatmicrobes and other plants make the habitat unsuitable. It can also be found on moist walls and the crevices of rocks and places where recent fires have taken place.

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Ecological importance of Muehlenbeckia australis. Google QR Code Generator. The plant body Gametophyte is green, soft, and upright. R to Z Common names with photo. It is the hygromerrica widespread and frequently collected species of Funaria in southern Africa and is known from Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and all nine provinces of South Africa.

The yellowish stalk seta that bears the capsule is mm long.

However, the peristome with opposite, instead of alternate, teeth in the two peristome rows is clearly atypical among the majority of mosses. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles.