Mosses and liverworts (= Bryophytes)

Mosses and liverworts(known as Bryophytes) are small green flowerless plants of damp places that reproduce by spores. Unlike Ferns (and allies) they do not have well developed vascular (water conducting systems) so remain only a few cm tall at most.

These are not fully keyed out here, but below there is a link to a multi-access key for some of the more usual mosses (omitting Sphagnums (Sphagnales))



Some typical Mosses and Liverworts are shown in the two rows immediately below this. Below that are three rows of Ferns (and fern allies)



Mosses


Sphagnums (Sphagnales) - Multi-access key available soon!!

Other mosses - some examples shown here:


To access a MULTI_ACCESS Key for mosses - Click here

Notes for use of Multiaccess key:
1. Change option at top to One-column key (the option I favour)
2. Hovering mouse over character name often gives more information, hovering over species shows photoos if available
3. Clicking on a species gives more information 4. Where multiple options are available choose as many as you think might apply


Liverworts

Not keyed any further yet!!


See also

Ferns and fern allies (Pteridophytes).