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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It has a distinct preference for recently burnt sites where it colonizes the nutrient-poor top layer of the soil. Related Links opens in a new window. Birds Land and Estuaries Listed by binomial names and photos.

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The rhizoids present in this species are multi-cellular and branched. Birds Shore and Seabirds Listed by binomial names and photos.

Funaria hygrometrica is widespread, common, frequently collected, and sometimes considered a weed, therefore not threatened. The inflated, hood-shaped calyptra is often seen covering the immature capsules. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Funaria hygrometrica Hedwig, 1801

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It can also be found on moist hygrometrjca and the crevices of rocks and places where recent fires have taken place. Login eFloras Home Help.

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Funaria hygrometrica Hedw Family: Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society 6: 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. At the apex of the main plant axis, the antheridia is borne. Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? A to F Common names with photo. Related Links opens in a new window Funarua in Other Floras www. The specific epithet ‘ hygrometrica ‘ refers to the hygroscopic nature of the seta.

Funaria hygrometrica is rather inconspicuous when sterile when the more conspicuous sporophyte has not yet developed. This species is widely used in textbooks and biology classes to demonstrate the life cycle of a typical moss the alternation of two generations: Weeds and Escapee Plants Botanical names.

Taranaki Kiwi Trust 4: Fungi, Mushrooms, Moulds, Slimes. Its presence may also indicate the site of an old camp fire, fire pit or human dwelling. Royal Forest and Bird Society, Taranaki 7: It can also be grown in terraria under more moist conditions.

R to Z Common names with photo. The yellowish stalk seta that bears the capsule is mm long. The teeth at the capsule mouth are arranged in two rows, with the outer teeth S-shaped and fused at the apex by a lattice disk. This bryophyte -related article is a stub.


View other plants in this family Hygrometriva code link View other plants in this genus. Mosses and liverworts of Britain and Ireland – a field guide. Capsule mm, inclined to nearly erect, straight or weakly curved, capsule narrowly tapered to a long slender neck, mouth of capsule wide.

The hygrrometrica, curved capsule, deeply grooved when dry, with its large, oblique mouth and spirally twisted cells of the lid, is characteristic of Funaria hygrometrica. Dicranoloma menziesii Distichophyllum pulchellum var. Morning dew on this moss The structure of this moss. In countries of the northern hemisphere, mosses are commonly used in container gardens with bonsai and bonkei. However, the peristome with opposite, instead of alternate, teeth in the two peristome rows is clearly atypical among the majority of mosses.

In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Leave this field funariaa. The main axis of the plant, which is upright, bears a set of spirally arranged, sessile leaves having a clearly distinguishable midrib. Funaria hygrometrica is almost cosmopolitan in distribution.