Sphagnum (Cherry_Chow)
Updated on 17/08/2012

Other Photos of Topic Bryophytes



Collected from the Greenhouse, SLS, CUHK


The gametophyte of Bryophyta is upright or prostrate (shown on the top left), which is different from Division: Hepatophyta (liverworts) and Division: Anthocerotophyta (hornworts).
by YIP_WingYan (Student) at 2019-11-26 10:44:34
There are perforations in the dead cells, which can be observed as the circles in the photo. They are pores that allow the water entrance. With pores, cells can retain water very well and release water slowly.

Question: How does pore prevent the fast release of water? Can they change their shapes to adjust to different environments, like plenty of moisture in the air or a lack of it?
by QIAN Na (Student) at 2020-12-04 04:23:24
QIAN Na: thanks for your input!
by Cherry_Chow (Teacher) at 2020-12-16 06:47:32


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