A thallose liverwort with narrow strap-like thalli, some shown here (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/bryophyte/photos-captions/asterella-drummondii-RWP-6426.html). The upper surface of the thallus is green and there are black scales on the underside. The thalli fold in along their length in dry conditions. Here (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/bryophyte/photos-captions/asterella-drummondii-6.html) you see a colony of thalli on a dry day. Add some water, wait and then you see (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/bryophyte/photos-captions/asterella-drummondii-7.html), the same colony with but with the thalli now open. In this photo (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/bryophyte/photos-captions/asterella-drummondii-8.html) you see the complex structure that grows up from the thallus and holds the spore capsules. One spore capsule is held within each group of slightly bowing white straps. This photo (http://www.cpbr.gov.au/bryophyte/photos-captions/asterella-drummondii-146.html) shows two spores.
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MapsAranda Bushland Bicentennial Park Bicentennial Park Queanbeyan Black Mountain Bluetts Block Area Bruce Ridge Bullen Range Crace Grasslands Dryandra St Woodland Dunlop Grasslands Flea Bog Flat, Bruce Ginninderry Conservation Corridor Gossan Hill Molonglo Gorge Monga National Park Mongarlowe River Mount Ainslie Mount Majura Mount Mugga Mugga Mount Painter Mulanggari Grasslands Murrumbateman Grassy Woodland Percival Hill Pine Island to Point Hut Piney Ridge Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Six Mile TSR Turallo Nature Reserve Umbagong District Park Wanna Wanna Nature Reserve Western Edge Area
Points of interestPoint 751
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