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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Funaria hygrometrica Hedw.

Leaves smaller proximally, distal leaves mm, deeply concave, oblong-ovate to broadly obovate distally, acute to apiculate or short-acuminate, entire or weakly serrulate distally; costa subpercurrent to short-excurrent; distal laminal cells thin-walled and inflated, hexagonal or oblong-hexagonal becoming much more oblong proximally. Its presence may also indicate the site of an old camp fire, fire pit or human dwelling.

R to Z Common names with photo. Royal Forest and Bird Society, Taranaki 7: It can also be found on moist walls and the crevices of rocks and places where recent fires have taken place. It is often found in nurseries and hothouses. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? Birds Land and Estuaries Listed by binomial names and photos. Species in this genus are known as cord-mosses because of the rope-like way in which the stalk twists and curls with changes in humidity.


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This species is widely used in textbooks and biology classes to demonstrate the life cycle of a typical moss the alternation of two generations: However, the peristome with opposite, instead of alternate, teeth in the two peristome rows is clearly atypical among the majority of mosses. The main axis of the plant, which is upright, bears a set of spirally arranged, sessile leaves having a clearly funria midrib. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Fish New Zealand Freshwater. Funaria hygrometrica Hedwig, Sp.

Sitemap Sites of Interest Disclaimer. Friends of Pukekura Park 3: It is found in a wide variety of disturbed habitats such as moist crevices in soil, walls or paving, next to water taps, gutters and drains, on soil in flower boxes and plant pots. The English names ‘little goldilocks’ and ‘golden maidenhair’ refer to the hair-like appearance of the densely packed, yellowish to reddish brown hygromegrica.

The leaves are mm long with an acute apex and weakly serrate margins. Related Links opens in a new window Treatments in Other Floras www. Funaria hygrometrica is almost cosmopolitan in distribution. Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society 6: Funaria hygrometricathe bonfire moss [1] or common cord-moss[1] is a type of water moss which grows on moist, shady, and damp soil.


The plant body Gametophyte is green, soft, and upright. Plants or more mm, with a hygromertica antheridial branch, medium green to yellowish green; leafless proximally with leaves crowded and bulbiform distally, sometimes laxly foliate throughout.

The rhizoids present in this species are multi-cellular and branched. The cells of the capsule lid are twisted counter-clockwise.

View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. It can also be grown in terraria under more moist conditions. Related Links opens in a new window. Invertebrates Freshwater New Zealand. Seta usually mm, slender and flexuose, usually hygroscopic.

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Slugs, Snails Flatworms, Worms Terrestrial. At the apex of the main plant axis, the antheridia is borne. The colourful sporophyte is much longer than the stem from which it arises. Treatments in Other Floras www. A to F Common names with photo. They have oblique septa. Most of the varieties that have fuanria described probably do not merit recognition because of the morphological plasticity of the species in response to environmental conditions.