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Thursday, December 24, 2009

[BRYONET] Fissidens query

Dear bryofriends,


Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!


I came across a tiny Fissidens species from Macao, Southern China. The most peculiar characters are: 1) There are something similar to protonemata developed from rhizoids, I'd like to know if they are protonemata or not? 2) There are some rounded bodies attached on the rhizoids, are they tubers? Four images attached show the details.


Any suggestions are welcome.


Thanks in advance.






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