Ellura Sanctuary, Swan Reach, SA, 5354
                      
 
Stat'NotesThumbnails: 50.   12 native species listed, with 7 from Ellura
Plants (Plantae) - Mosses & Liverworts (Bryophyta) - Mosses (Bryopsida) - Mosses & Liverworts
Mosses
Bartramiales
Moss
Bartramiaceae
Starry Lime Moss
Breutelia affinis
Na
a
 
Patch
Small Head
Large Head, <3mm
Mosses
Bryales
Moss
Bryaceae
Clear Green Moss
Rosulabryum billardieri
Na
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Head, <5mm
Patch
Colour Variation
Patch with Spore Capsules
Current Spore Capsules
Old Spore Capsules
Dense Leaved Mosses
Grimmiales
Rock Moss
Grimmiaceae
Grassy Knoll Moss
Grimmia pulvinata


iNaturalist
Na
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Other Common NameGrey-cushioned Grimmia

Thank you Alan Dandie for identifying this species for us

Alan said "Capsules inverted amongst the leaves"
🔍Above, perspective
🔍Sporangium
🔍Confusing
🔍Typical Eye view on Rocks
🔍Dried up
Dense Leaved Mosses
Grimmiales
Rock Moss
Grimmiaceae
Blunt-sporangium Grassy Knoll Moss
Grimmia sp ES03


iNaturalist
Na
a
 
🔍Above
🔍Profile
Mosses
Hypnales
Moss
Hypnaceae
Fern Moss
Hypnum cupress ssp cupress
Na
a
 
Unentangled
Close up
Drying
Mosses
Pottiales
Moss
Pottiaceae
Reddish-leaved Moss
Syntrichia antarctica


iNaturalist
Na
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Thank you Alan Dandie for identifying this species for us

Alan said "From Mosses of Dry Forests, by Read and Slattery, 'robust, strap-shaped leaves have a rounded tip with a long, whitish toothed hairpoint.....the nerve is usually a distinct reddish brown. The long cylindrical capsules sit erect on reddish stalks. The lid is long and conical...' Matches your observation to a T."
🔍Whole
🔍Closer
🔍Sporangium
🔍"Leaves"

Plants (Plantae) - Mosses & Liverworts (Bryophyta) - Juniper Mosses (Polytrichopsida) - Mosses & Liverworts
Mosses
Polytrichales
Moss
Polytrichaceae
Juniper Moss
Polytrichum juniperinum
Na
a
 
Female
Female
Male
Male
Male
Male
Male
Young
Spore Capsule
Spore Capsule
Spore Capsule
Spore Capsule

Plants (Plantae) - Liverworts (Marchantiophyta) - Leafy Liverworts (Jungermanniopsida) - Mosses & Liverworts
Leafy Liverworts
Fossombroniales
Leafy Liverwort
Fossombroniaceae
Leafy Liverwort
Fossombronia pusilla
Na
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In fruit
~10-15mm each
Perspective
Leafy Liverworts
Jungermanniales
Leafy Liverwort
Lophocoleaceae
Flat Fern Liverwort
Chiloscyphus semiteres
Na
a
SynonymsJungermannia semiteres or Lophocolea semiteres

Thank you Michal Dutkiewicz for identifying this species for us
 

Plants (Plantae) - Liverworts (Marchantiophyta) - Liverworts (Marchantiopsida) - Mosses & Liverworts
Crescent Liverworts
Lunulariales
Crescent Liverwort
Lunulariaceae
Crescent-cup Liverwort
Lunularia cruciata


iNaturalist
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Thank you Dr Guido Brusa for confirming the id of this species for us

The Gemma here look like spores capsules in other life forms, with the cups looking like fruiting bodies.
However, the Gemma are actually parts of the plant that disperse (similarly to seed & spores) and take root. Instead of being wind blown, these are dispersed by raindrops hitting the cup.
The big difference is these are not produce sexually, but more a broken off part of the plant. Thinking of it as a plant that has suckered from roots. The new plant becomes independant of the original, but is a clone of the original.
🔍Whole
Gemma
Whole
Gemma
Liverworts
Marchantiales
Liverwort
Aytoniaceae
Warty Liverwort
Asterella drummondii
Na
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🔍Spore Capsule, profile
Patch
🔍Spore Capsule Head, ~4mm
Individual Spore Capsules
Liverworts
Marchantiales
Liverwort
Ricciaceae
Black-edged Riccia
Riccia limbata
Na
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SynonymRiccia lata
 
🔍Close Up
A Carpet
Liverworts
Marchantiales
Liverwort
Ricciaceae
White Riccia
Riccia sp
Na
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