Story: Liverworts and hornworts

Liverwort and moss spore capsules (3rd of 3)

Liverwort and moss spore capsules

Liverwort spore capsules (left) are dark and sausage-shaped. They are supported by a fragile colourless stalk. Moss capsules (right) are green or red and come in various shapes. They have a wiry green or brown stalk.

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Photograph by Bill Malcolm

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Liverworts and hornworts - Liverworts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/10682/liverwort-and-moss-spore-capsules (accessed 19 July 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007