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Liverwort

Porella platyphylla

Description:

from http://www.ijon.de/moose/geni/porella_en... Porella, the only genus of the family Porellaceae, consists of about 180 species, which live preferably in the tropics on rocks or bark. Porella platyphylla is a typical member of the genus. The leaves (i.e. the lobes of the leaves and the underleaves) are entire or at most with some sporadic muticous teeth.

Habitat:

Porella platyphylla can be found on the whole northern hemisphere. It grows on rocks or bark, sometimes even on earth.

Notes:

Spotted growing on granite outcropping on top of Kennesaw Mountain (near a spring)

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Georgia, USA

Spotted on Feb 8, 2013
Submitted on Feb 9, 2013

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