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Tritomaria quinquedentata (Huds.) H. Buch

Synonym
  • Barbilophozia quinquedentata Loeske
Vernacular Name
Lyon’s Notchwort
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This bright green or sometimes brownish plant is one of our larger leafy liverworts (shoots 1–4 mm wide), and, once its distinctive leaf shape is learnt, soon becomes a familiar friend in the uplands. The key feature on the leaves is the very long, curved back edge, which means that the 3 sharply pointed leaf lobes are pushed forwards towards the observer. The leaf shape is constant, both on creeping plants appressed to a base-rich rock face, and on upright ones growing through mosses on the side of a gorge. Leaves are up to 1.8 mm wide and 1.6 mm long. Green gemmae are often present, although seldom prominent; underleaves are absent. The stem is normally brown or red on its undersurface, contrasting with a green upper surface.
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Taxonomic branch

Biota
Eukaryota
Plantae
Viridiplantae
Marchantiophyta
Jungermanniopsida_unranked_taxon
Jungermanniopsida
Jungermanniales
Jungermanniaceae