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Cephaloziella grimsulana

(Cephaloziella grimsulana)

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Description

This liverwort has a leafy appearance with yellowish-green, dark red-brown or black shoots that either lie along the ground or are raised upwards.The shoots support leaves that have toothed edges.Although this species is minute, it can often develop into fairly sizable patches.It is very similar in appearance to the related species Cephaloziella nicholsonii, and only detailed examination can distinguish the two.Cephaloziella nicholsonii is often larger, up to 15 mm long, is more fertile and produces asymmetrical gemmae, whereas Cephaloziella massalongi .

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Hepaticophyta
Class: Jungermanniopsida
Order:Jungermanniales
Family:Cephaloziellaceae
Genus:Cephaloziella
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