12-07-2011, 11:55 AM
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| | Re: moss - Jungermannia truncata
Thank You, interesting to see the upright vs. creeping growth forms.
So Daniel Chow found the J. truncata himself in the nature and determined it?
Botanically the name Homalia is misapplied, because all 3 plants are apparently foliose liverworts, and Homalia is a genus of the mosses.
At least one of Your liverworts might be Solenostoma tetragonum = Jungermannia tetragona: http://www.heimbiotop.de/moos.html#S...toma_tetragona
See also this article:
Wilstermann-Hildebrand, Maike & Muth, Heiko (2011): Vom „Perlenmoos“ – zwei foliose Lebermoose sind indentifiziert. Amazonas 35, Mai/Juni 2011.
Prof. S.R. Gradstein determined the "Blepharostoma trichophyllum" from Dennerle as S. tetragonum. This liverwort has scattered cells with 1 big oil body among cells without oil bodies, thus the leaves look spotted if viewed with a magnifier or microscope.