The Lower Plants of Bird Island Research Station
Many fungi, liverworts and mosses have been reported from Bird Island. These images show a selection, with tentative names.
|Plant - liverworts||Habitat||Close up|
|This species grows on bare rock faces above the scree line.|
|Ceph. This species was found in some of the meadows in Wanderer Valley, just below Wanderer Ridge. It appears to favour the grass meadows. The stems are very thin, and the bifurcated leaf tips are brown, where the rest of the plant is green or colourless. It may be mixed in with other species.
|Marchantia - the most easily recognisable liverwort on the island. The large thallus is often visible on the peat banks of the lower parts of the streams.|
|Plant - mosses|
|Plant - fungi|