Warty Liverwort
Sporangium Head, ~4mm
Rusty-based Crystalwort
Close up
Warty Liverwort (Asterella drummondii)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Liverworts (Marchantiophyta) - Liverworts (Marchantiopsida) - Mosses & Liverworts
Order: Liverworts (Marchantiales)
Family: Liverwort (Aytoniaceae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Warty Liverwort (Asterella drummondii)
This Photo:     Sporangium

Thank you Alan Dandie & Tony and Jenny Dominelli for identifying this species for us

General Species Information:
Found on Ellura (in the Murray Mallee, SA), the Adelaide Hills and elsewhere
We've recognised them from the Adelaide Hills with the caps on stalks shown here. But then we found them at Ellura with little balls on the "leaves" and thought they were Riccia limbata. But Riccia doesn't have fruit like this.

Copyright © 2016-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 01-Sep-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.