Older bryo-pics

Just some of my bryophyte photos. All of them are displayed here under a Creative Commons 4.0 license. Click to enlarge

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Takakia lepidozioides (specimen sent from British Columbia, Canada)

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Blasia pusilla (Eastford, Connecticut). Sporophytes; thallus surface; view of the endophytic Nostoc colony

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Climacium_americanum Hedwigia_ciliata

Buxbaumia aphylla (Pachaug State Forest, Connecticut), Climacium americanum (Joshua’s Trust, Mansfield, Connecticut) and Hedwigia ciliata (Manzanares el Real, Madrid, Spain)


Physcomitrella magdalenae, an Afrotropical Funariaceae cultured from Rwandese material

Orthotrichum_comosum Orthotrichum_coulteri Orthotrichum_tenellum

Orthotrichum comosum, Orthotrichum coulteri and Orthotrichum tenellum (pictures taken at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid for the O. tenellum complex paper)

Plagiochasma_rupestre Ptilium_crista-castrensis OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Plagiochasma rupestre (Axum, Ethiopia); Ptilium crista-castrensis (Bethel, Maine); Rhizomnium appalachianum (Mansfield, Connecticut)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Sphagnum_palustre Thamnobryum_alopecurum

Rhodobruym ontariense (Mansfield, Connecticut); Sphagnum palustre (Voluntown, Connecticut); Thamnobryum alopecurum (Sierra del Aljibe, Cádiz, Spain)

 CT_SphagnumSome peat mosses you can find in Northeastern Connecticut

Short clips of bryophytes doing stuff

Sperm cells of Physcomitrium pyriforme after smashing a mature antheridium. You can see them moving when the image is zoomed in, they have a distinct coiled shape


Revoluble annulus of Funaria hygrometrica in action. Moisture reaches the ring of expandible cells that seals the operculum and this smart mechanism is triggered, opening the capsule