Story: Liverworts and hornworts

Leafy liverwort structure

Leafy liverwort structure

Liverworts are simple in structure. This microscope view of a leafy liverwort shows that there is little differentiation between the cells of the leaves and the stem.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Liverworts and hornworts - Features and life cycle', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10658/leafy-liverwort-structure (accessed 17 July 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007