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Dumortier's liverwort (Dumortiera hirsuta)

Dumortier's liverwort (Dumortiera hirsuta) is a species of plant in the Dumortieraceae, growing vines and attached to the surface of soil and rock, soft, dark green in color, grows to form colonies on slopes and rocks.

Gametophyte in the form of frondose or thallus which is dorsiventral, thin, soft, dichotomous branching, dark green to yellowish green and arranged overlapping.

Dlium Dumortier's liverwort (Dumortiera hirsuta)


Dorsal have female sexual reproductive organs or archegonia that sit on stalks at the terminal and hairs on the upper surface of the receptacle. The ventral thallus has rhizoids.

Dumortier's liverwort colonizes slopes and vertical moist, shady soils, soil or rock substrates on the outer cave walls, granite surfaces with dripping water near waterfalls and banks of swift streams, rocks below the surface of the water.





Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Marchantiophyta
Class: Marchantiopsida
Order: Marchantiales
Family: Dumortieraceae
Genus: Dumortiera
Species: Dumortiera hirsuta
Varities: Dumortiera hirsuta var. hirsuta, Dumortiera hirsuta var. nepalensis

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