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Moss / Liverwort / HornwortChiloscyphus sp.

A leafy liverwort at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

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Chiloscyphus sp. at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2018
Chiloscyphus sp. at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2018
Chiloscyphus sp. at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2018
Chiloscyphus sp. at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2018
Chiloscyphus sp. at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2018

Identification history

Moss / Liverwort / Hornwort Chiloscyphus sp. 5 Mar 2018 Heino1
Unidentified 3 Feb 2018 RodDeb

3 comments

Heino wrote:
   5 Feb 2018
This is either a moss or a leafy liverwort, and I suspect the latter, but the photo does not show enough detail to be sure. In both types of plant you find leaves growing from stems. Chiloscyphus semiteres is a common leafy liverwort in our area and you find it growing over soil, rocks or wood in habitats ranging from suburban gardens to forests. The stems creep over the substrate, the leaves come out from opposite sides of the stem and all leaves are in one plane. Here (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/bryophyte/photos-captions/chiloscyphus-fissistipus-161.html) is a close-up of a different species showing that sort of leaf arrangement. In that photo you see a narrow stem, running horizontally, from which numerous leaves grow out. The leaves are roughly rectangular, densely packed so that each leaf slightly overlaps a neighbouring leaf and there are very short teeth projecting from the outer ends of the leaf. The plant in your photo could have this sort of leaf arrangement, hence suggesting a species of Chiloscyphus, but it’s not a close enough view to be sure. I’ll leave it for the moment, in case you have other photos, but I may end up deleting it on the grounds of inconclusive evidence.
RodDeb wrote:
   5 Feb 2018
Will put a closer view but it's the best could do, the camera was as close as it would allow on close-up. Apologies if it is still not good enough.
RodDeb wrote:
   21 Feb 2018
Hi Heino,
we were at Tidbinbilla again yesterday and took closer photos of the plant, hope they help.

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Nearby Sightings

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Blepharotes splendidissimus (Giant Blue Robber Fly) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 18 Feb 2019 Neoaratus hercules (TBC) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2019 Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2019 Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2019 Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2019 Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Jan 2019 Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2018 Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2018 Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2018 Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2018 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2018 Myiagra cyanoleuca (Satin Flycatcher) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2018 Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018 Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018 Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018 Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018 Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018 Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018 Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 May 2018 Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 May 2018 Cantharidae sp. (family) (A soldier beetle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2018 Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2018 Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018 Orthogonis sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018 Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018 Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018 Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018 Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2017 Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Mar 2017 Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Aug 2016 Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 27 Mar 2016 Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 17 Mar 2016 Gymnopilus junonius (Spectacular Rustgill) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 18 Mar 2013 Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2010
Blepharotes splendidissimus (Giant Blue Robber Fly) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 18 Feb 2019
Neoaratus hercules (TBC) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2019
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2019
Goniaea australasiae (Gumleaf grasshopper) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2019
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Feb 2019
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 13 Jan 2019
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2018
Acanthiza pusilla (Brown Thornbill) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2018
Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2018
Miridae sp. (family) (Unidentified plant bug) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2018
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Dec 2018
Myiagra cyanoleuca (Satin Flycatcher) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 25 Nov 2018
Nesoptilotis leucotis (White-eared Honeyeater) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
Callocephalon fimbriatum (Gang-gang Cockatoo) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
Pachycephala rufiventris (Rufous Whistler) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
Caligavis chrysops (Yellow-faced Honeyeater) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
Rhipidura fuliginosa (Grey Fantail) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
Pachycephala pectoralis (Golden Whistler) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 19 Nov 2018
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 May 2018
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 22 May 2018
Cantharidae sp. (family) (A soldier beetle) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2018
Heteronympha penelope (Shouldered Brown) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Feb 2018
Egernia cunninghami (Cunningham's Skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018
Orthogonis sp. (genus) (Robber fly) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018
Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018
Geitoneura acantha (Ringed Xenica) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018
Geitoneura klugii (Marbled Xenica) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 1 Feb 2018
Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 4 Jul 2017
Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 3 Mar 2017
Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 20 Aug 2016
Petrogale penicillata (Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 27 Mar 2016
Eulamprus heatwolei (Yellow-bellied Water-skink) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 17 Mar 2016
Gymnopilus junonius (Spectacular Rustgill) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 18 Mar 2013
Wallabia bicolor (Swamp Wallaby) at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve - 11 Nov 2010

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  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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