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



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



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



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



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



Lophozia ventricosa, 100x dark field photomicrograph of gemmae at leaf apices, photo Russ Kleinman & Karen Blisard, Taos Cty., Carson Nat. Forest, Taos Ski Valley, July 24, 2014


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