Plants of the Gila Wilderness-- Bryophytes

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Bryophytes

Sobefree 2010-- 15th Annual Moss Seminar
Sobefree 2011-- 16th Annual Moss Seminar
Sobefree 2013-- 18th Annual Moss Seminar
Sobefree 2014-- 19th Annual Moss Seminar
The First Year: A Beginner's Guide to the Most Common Mosses of the Gila
a 1.6 meg download, .pdf file. You will need a PDF Reader to display this properly.
The First Year: A Beginner's Guide to the Most Common Mosses of the Gila
a 3 meg download, .docx file. You will need Word 2010 to display this properly.
Mosses listed by Pleurocarps/Acrocarps
Bryophytes of New Mexico outside the Gila Region
NMSU: New Mexico Bryophytes
(a site by Kelly Allred with invaluable information such as keys, county lists, family lists,
and other online resources for anyone interested in New Mexico bryophytes)

Bryophytes are the mosses, liverworts and hornworts. And yes, just as you are thinking, they are not generally considered to be "Vascular Plants." They are usually smaller plants that reproduce by means of spores, but unlike ferns they have a dominant gametophyte generation. Bryophytes are beautiful when viewed under a microscope. The Bryophyte flora of the Gila National Forest is plentiful and diverse. As we photograph and identify more of them, we will add them here. These ID's should be taken as tentative until we develop a better knowledge base and ability to work through the moss keys. I would like to give a special thanks to the encouragement and help I have received from Dr. William Norris and Dr. Kelly Allred. I'd still be back at square one without them! The photomicrographs have been created using a stacking program (Helicon Focus 5.1) unless otherwise noted.


Bryophytes by Family
Click here for an Alphabetical Listing (rather than by family)
Liverwort Families
Aytoniaceae
Cephaloziellaceae
Fossombroniaceae
Geocalycaceae
Jubulaceae
Jungermanniaceae
Lepidoziaceae
Marchantiaceae
Plagiochilaceae
Porellaceae
Radulaceae
Moss Families
Anomodontaceae
Amblystegiaceae
Aulacomniaceae
Bartramiaceae
Brachytheciaceae
Bryaceae
Climaciaceae
Dicranaceae
Ditrichaceae
Encalyptaceae
Entodontaceae
Fabroniaceae
Fissidentaceae
Fontinalaceae
Funariaceae
Grimmiaceae
Hedwigiaceae
Hypnaceae
Leskeaceae
Meesiaceae
Mniaceae
Neckeraceae
Orthotrichaceae
Polytrichaceae
Pottiaceae
Rhytidiaceae
Thuidiaceae
Timmiaceae


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