Liverworts

Ross Koning Koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Sun Aug 25 13:06:34 EST 1996


I'd like to say that perhaps David's idea...

At  8:51 PM 8/24/96 -0700, David R. Hershey wrote:
>Perhaps one reason why leafy liverworts might be excluded from biology and
>botany textbooks is that there are few good color photos available.

and Mary's idea...

>On 24 Aug 1996, Mary Barkworth wrote:

>> Question;  Does anyone know how to cultivate leafy liverworts, any leafy
>> liverwort, in a greenhouse?  It would, of course, be highly desirable if it
>> were known how to induce production of the sporophyte (other than making
>> sure that both sexes are present and growing in proximity to each other.

are the combined answer to the question of Marchantia
dominance in textbooks.  Marchantia is indeed a weed
in my greenhouse and I have never seen a leafy liverwort
spontaneously become a weed.  I'm hoping that someone
on the net will post an answer to Mary Barkworth's
question.

If I could find a large leafy that was easy to grow and had
a large sporophyte and so on, I would take some pictures
and get some scans on the WWW for everyone to start using.
So if anyone out there has spores or gametophytes to share,
please contact me via email or snail mail.  Thanks!

ross

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