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Copyright: Peter Gombar (gpepp) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 26] (97)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01
Categories: Lichens
Camera: Canon PowerShot A60
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-03-12 10:49
Viewed: 6243
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mosses (Bryophyta) are quite interesting, simple green land plants with leaves and a stem and always without roots. In many mosses, the leaves are only one cell thick, except for the midribs, which are sometimes present.
Mosses and liverworts are traditionally classified together in the Division Bryophyta on the basis of their sharing:

* a similar life cycle (alternation of generations)
* similar reproductive organs (antheridia and archegonia)
* lack of vascular tissue (xylem and phloem)

Some 23,000 species of living mosses and liverworts have been identified. These are small, fairly simple, plants usually found in moist locations.

* Liverworts have a thin, leathery body that grows flat on moist soil or, in some cases, the surface of still water.
* Mosses have an erect shoot bearing tiny leaflike structures arranged in spirals.

Neither mosses nor liverworts have any woody tissue so they never grow very large. They have neither xylem nor phloem for the transport of water and food through the plant.

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2005-03-12 11:23]

Good picture, informative and pleasant. You have made the most of a rather difficult subject. The note is outstanding.
Thanks for sharing

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-12 13:25]

Nice image Peter and a difficult one to tackle. The focus is pretty good and a subject with a good note. Maybe a slightly different angle would separate the two "stalks". Good work and welcome to TN from me.

Intrest shot, we can see quiet wel the details in the leaves and spore capsules, I think it has been a bit over enlarged loosing some of the sharpness in the image, but still worth sharing, especially with this level of informative notes TFS.

An excelent moss photo a little more DOF would have helped but no doubt this is a limited by equipment avalable light etc.

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