YELLOW-LADLE LIVERWORTScapania bolanderi
Fact: This leafy liverwort is commonly found growing in Pacific Spirit park in turfs on the trunks of trees. Its’ leaves have toothed margins.
Graphic by Shona Ellis
COMMON LIVERWORTMarchantia polymorpha
Fact: This liverwort reproduces sexually via antheridiophores and archegoniophores – which resemble an umbrella. It also reproduces asexually via gemmae found in gemma cups.
Graphic by Jennifer Deol
Marchantia polymorpha, sometimes known as thecommon liverwort or umbrella liverwort, is a large liverwort with a wide distribution around the world. It is variable in appearance and has several subspecies. It isdioecious, having separate male and female plants. It is a thallose liverwort which forms a rosette of flattened thalli with forked branches. The thalli […] read more