Tropical Palm Trees In A Plant Pot II

Common Liverwort Marchantia polymorpha subsp ruderalis

Following on from a previous blog, these female reproductive structures of the Common Liverwort (Marchantia polymorpha subsp ruderalis) are now showing the white cotton candy-like sporophytes beneath the umbrella-like archegonial heads. These are the spore capsules which when released may germinate into new plants.

Common Liverwort Marchantia polymorpha subsp ruderalis

Common Liverwort Marchantia polymorpha subsp ruderalis

And all this going on in a small plant pot with only moss (those orange structures forming part of the background) and this liverwort.

Common Liverwort Marchantia polymorpha subsp ruderalis


Please click on the images for a larger more detailed view.


Rear garden, Staffordshire, England. May 2017.

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22 thoughts on “Tropical Palm Trees In A Plant Pot II

    • Thank you, Jude :). Last year I bought a Cordyline, and as a bonus I got this liverwort growing in the pot with it. I removed some of it and put it in a pot of its own and now this is the result, which was quite a surprise amd new to me.

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