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Moss / Liverwort / HornwortChiloscyphus sp.   

A leafy liverwort at Namadgi National Park

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Chiloscyphus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Chiloscyphus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Chiloscyphus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Chiloscyphus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Chiloscyphus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016

Identification history

Moss / Liverwort / Hornwort Chiloscyphus sp. 27 May 2016 MichaelMulvaney
Chiloscyphus 27 May 2016 Heino
Unidentified 26 May 2016 KenT

Author's notes

The old mossy log that isn't covered in moss

2 comments

Heino wrote:
   27 May 2016
Your main photo shows a couple of sporophytes (i.e. stems + spore capsules) of a leafy liverwort. The capsules have split, via four dehiscence lines, and four the segments have opened out to expose the spores for wind dispersal. In another photo you see a sporophyte shortly after emerging from its protective membrane. In that photo the capsule is a small black ball and you see a remnant of the protective membrane around the base of the stalk (just like a volva around a mushroom stalk). In leafy liverworts the spore capsule matures on the leafy plant and the mature spore capsule is raised on a flimsy, translucent stalk, via cell expansion. After perhaps a day or so the sporophyte collapses. In mosses you often see spore capsules on a stems, but here the stem builds slowly by cell addition and is robust and opaque, green initially (for early on it photosynthesizes) and brown later. The spore capsule matures atop the stem. Liverworts are examples or bryophytes and there is an elementary account of the different bryophytes at: http://www.cpbr.gov.au/bryophyte/what-is-bryophyte.html
CCargill wrote:
   27 May 2016
I agree with Heino's identification, that it looks to be a Chiloscyphus and is probably the common C. semiteres, but this would need to be confirmed using a key to leafy liverworts.

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Nearby Sightings

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Argynnina cyrila (Forest brown, Cyril's brown) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 2018 Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 2018 Chiloscyphus sp. (A leafy liverwort) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 2018 Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 2018 Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Oct 2018 Ranunculus sp. (Buttercup) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018 Lucilia cuprina (TBC) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018 Austroargiolestes calcaris (Powdered Flatwing) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018 Brachyscome sp. (A daisy) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018 Lagenophora stipitata (Common Lagenophora) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018 Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Nov 2017 Aleuria sp. (TBC) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017 Artomyces sp. (A coral fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017 Marasmius? at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017 Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups or Lemon Discos) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017 Galerina sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017 Pholiota sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017 Trametes versicolor (Rainbow Fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017 Erythranthe moschata (Musk Monkey-flower) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2017 Parallela novae-zelandiae (A green algae) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2017 Hypholoma sp. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Clitocybe s. l. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Clitocybe s. l. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Inocybe sp. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Dermocybe sp. (A skin head mushroom) at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Artomyces sp. (A coral fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Lepiota s.l. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Dermocybe austroveneta (Green Skinhead) at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Collybia eucalyptorum at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Stereum at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Gymnopilus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016 Marasmius crinisequi (Horse-hair fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016 Galerina sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016 Cortinarius sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016 Marasmiellus affixus (Little Stinker) at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016 Russula sp. (An ectomycorrhizal mushroom ) at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016 Austropaxillus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016 Hemimycena sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016 Gratiola peruviana (Australian Brooklime) at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016 Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016 Blechnum nudum (Fishbone water fern) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Oct 2015 Dicksonia antarctica (Soft tree fern) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Oct 2015 Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Oct 2015
Argynnina cyrila (Forest brown, Cyril's brown) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 2018
Apis mellifera (European honey bee) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 2018
Chiloscyphus sp. (A leafy liverwort) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 2018
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 23 Oct 2018
Tremella fuciformis (Snow Fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 16 Oct 2018
Ranunculus sp. (Buttercup) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018
Lucilia cuprina (TBC) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018
Austroargiolestes calcaris (Powdered Flatwing) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018
Brachyscome sp. (A daisy) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018
Lagenophora stipitata (Common Lagenophora) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018
Centaurium erythraea (Common Centaury) at Namadgi National Park - 4 Jan 2018
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Namadgi National Park - 24 Nov 2017
Aleuria sp. (TBC) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Artomyces sp. (A coral fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Marasmius? at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Bisporella citrina (Yellow Fairy Cups or Lemon Discos) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Galerina sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Pholiota sp. at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Trametes versicolor (Rainbow Fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 20 Apr 2017
Erythranthe moschata (Musk Monkey-flower) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2017
Parallela novae-zelandiae (A green algae) at Namadgi National Park - 27 Jan 2017
Hypholoma sp. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Clitocybe s. l. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Clitocybe s. l. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Inocybe sp. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Dermocybe sp. (A skin head mushroom) at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Artomyces sp. (A coral fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Laccaria sp. (A white-spored mycrorhizal mushroom) at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Lepiota s.l. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Dermocybe austroveneta (Green Skinhead) at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Collybia eucalyptorum at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Stereum at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Gymnopilus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 29 May 2016
Marasmius crinisequi (Horse-hair fungus) at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Galerina sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Cortinarius sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Marasmiellus affixus (Little Stinker) at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Russula sp. (An ectomycorrhizal mushroom ) at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Austropaxillus sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Hemimycena sp. at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Gratiola peruviana (Australian Brooklime) at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Lythrum hyssopifolia (Small Loosestrife) at Namadgi National Park - 18 May 2016
Blechnum nudum (Fishbone water fern) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Oct 2015
Dicksonia antarctica (Soft tree fern) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Oct 2015
Pterostylis pedunculata (Maroonhood) at Namadgi National Park - 14 Oct 2015

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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