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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Flora of southern Africa. Birds Land and Estuaries Listed by binomial names and photos.

Funaria hygrometrica Hedw.

Its presence may also indicate the site hygrometricaa an old camp fire, fire pit or human dwelling. Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant?

Ecological importance of Muehlenbeckia australis. This is the male part of the shoot. 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.

Dicranoloma menziesii Distichophyllum pulchellum var. Views Read Edit View history. Friends of Te Henui 5: Morning funsria on this moss The structure of this moss.


Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? Invertebrates Freshwater New Zealand. Articles with ‘species’ microformats All stub articles. Related Links opens in a new window. Funaria hygrometrica is almost cosmopolitan in distribution.

Funaria hygrometrica Funaria hygrometrica is fubaria common world wide water moss which grows on moist, shady, and damp soil. Funaria is the largest genus in the moss family Funariaceae with about 80 species worldwide. Funaria hygrometrica is widespread, common, frequently collected, and sometimes considered a weed, therefore not threatened.

Funaria hygrometrica is rather inconspicuous when sterile when the more conspicuous sporophyte has not yet developed.

A lateral branch from the main plant axis bears the female shoot archegonium at its meristem. Taranaki Kiwi Trust 4: It is found in a wide variety of disturbed habitats such as moist crevices funria soil, walls or paving, next to water taps, gutters and drains, on soil in flower boxes and plant pots. This species is widely used in textbooks and hygrometrixa classes to demonstrate the life cycle of a typical moss the alternation of two generations: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It is the most widespread and frequently collected species of Funaria in southern Africa and is known from Namibia, Swaziland, Lesotho and all nine provinces of South Africa. Eleven mosses to know. Seta usually mm, slender and flexuose, usually hygroscopic. Mosses and liverworts funarka Britain and Ireland – a field guide. Funaria hygrometrica is nitrophilous nitrogen-loving and frequently occurs around human dwellings and dairies, where it grows in moist crevices of walls, paving and the sides of water troughs.



Lower Taxa Funaria hygrometrica var. Common cord-moss, little goldilocks, golden maidenhair. Plants or more mm, with a basal antheridial branch, medium green hygrimetrica yellowish green; leafless proximally with leaves crowded and bulbiform distally, sometimes laxly foliate throughout. It is often found in nurseries and hothouses. They have oblique septa. Funaria hygrometrica is one of the most common, weedy, and widely distributed mosses in the hygdometrica its distribution closely parallels that of Bryum argenteum.

The colourful sporophyte is much longer than the stem from which it arises.

The rhizoids present in hygrometrixa species are multi-cellular and branched. Retrieved from ” https: Funaria hygrometrica Scientific classification Kingdom: Treatments in Other Floras www.

Bonfire Moss (Funaria hygrometrica)

The obovate leaves form a bulb-like cluster at the top of the shortish, mm long stem. Leave this field blank. In southern Africa it occurs at altitudes of m. Plants Exotic Botanical names with photo.

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