Ricciocarpos natans:



Ricciocarpos natans is a seldom liverwort (Ricciales). It is a water-moss and can be found at the banks of lakes and backwaters. There are two forms: a) the floating form with elongated ventral scales and b) a land form (on mud) with reduced ventral scales.

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Old Rhine arm near Düsseldorf, May 2009
Habitus on mudMicroscopy, Stereomicroscope, Microfoto
Ricciocarpos_natans-Schwimmform_K.jpg Ricciocarpos natans
Old Rhine arm near Düsseldorf, May 2009
Floating form with elongated ventral scalesMicroscopy, Stereomicroscope, Microfoto
Ricciocarpos_natans-QS-50x-HF_K.jpg Ricciocarpos natans
Old Rhine arm near Düsseldorf, May 2009
Leaf, cross section. Typical are the air chambers within the assimilation enchym and the pink ventral scales. Microscopy, Stereomicroscope, Microfoto
Ricciocarpos_natans-QS-100x_K.jpg Ricciocarpos natans
Old Rhine arm near Düsseldorf, May 2009
Leaf, cross section. Air chambers and oil-bodies (white corns), darkfield. Microscopy, Stereomicroscope, Microfoto
Ricciocarpos_natans-QS-Oelzelle_K.jpg Ricciocarpos natans
Old Rhine arm near Düsseldorf, May 2009
Leaf, cross section. Oil-body. Microscopy, Stereomicroscope, Microfoto
Ricciocarpos_natans-QS-Lamina_K.jpg Ricciocarpos natans
Old Rhine arm near Düsseldorf, May 2009
Leaf, cross section. Laminacells with chloroplasts. Microscopy, Stereomicroscope, Microfoto
Ricciocarpos_natans-Bauchschuppe_K.jpg Ricciocarpos natans
Old Rhine arm near Düsseldorf, May 2009
Elongated ventral scale of the floating form. Microscopy, Stereomicroscope, Microfoto