Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

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

Lophozia ventricosa (Dicks.) Dum.

Family: Jungermanniaceae

Status: Native

Synonyms:
None

Lophozia ventricosa is a leafy liverwort. Lophozia ventricosa demonstrates well-developed terminal perianths that are characteristic of the genus. Although not seen in this specimen, gemmae are often abundant. Lophozia ventricosa occurs as creeping mats in moist upper elevation springs. We are grateful to Kirsten Romig and Paul Davison for assistance with the ID of this liverwort. Please click on an image for a larger file.



Lophozia sp. (4x macro of stems and leaves), photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Bead Spring, May 15, 2012



Lophozia sp. (4x macro of perianths), photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Bead Spring, May 15, 2012



Lophozia sp., 40x photomicrograph of perianth, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Bead Spring, May 15, 2012



Lophozia sp., 40x photomicrograph of stems and leaves, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Bead Spring, May 15, 2012



Lophozia sp., 400x photomicrograph of cells and oil bodies, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Mogollon Mtns., Bead Spring, May 15, 2012


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