Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Cephaloziella divaricata (Sm.) Schiffn.

Family: Cephaloziellaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Cephaloziella divaricata is a minute leafy liverwort. The leaves insert in a transverse, succubus fashion and are distant along the stem. The leaves are bilobed with spreading, triangular lobes that have acute apices. There are large underleaves. The cell walls are thin and the cells contain tiny oil bodies. Cephaloziella divaricata is found alongside seasonal streambeds in the ponderosa forest in the Gila. Many thanks to Jiri Vana for identifying this liverwort for us. Please click on an image for a larger file.



Cephaloziella divaricata, 40x photomicrograph of stem, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Hwy 15 north of McMillan Cmpgd, September 29, 2012



Cephaloziella divaricata, 200x photomicrograph of stem, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Hwy 15 north of McMillan Cmpgd, September 29, 2012



Cephaloziella divaricata, 200x photomicrograph of stem, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Hwy 15 north of McMillan Cmpgd, September 29, 2012



Cephaloziella divaricata, 400x photomicrograph of stem and leaves, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Hwy 15 north of McMillan Cmpgd, September 29, 2012



Cephaloziella divaricata, 400x photomicrograph of leaf, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Hwy 15 north of McMillan Cmpgd, September 29, 2012



Cephaloziella divaricata, 200x photomicrograph of stem showing large underleaves, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Pinos Altos Range, Hwy 15 north of McMillan Cmpgd, February 15, 2013


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