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Spherical Packages

Observed: 21st March 2013 By: dejayM
Biological Recording In ScotlandHighland Biological Recording GroupOrkney Biodiversity Records Centre
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Sphere on a stalk
Transluscent forest

Chocolate-coloured, becoming green, spheres on transluscent stalks, arising upwards from liverwort thalli (leaves). Picture two shows a crushed capsule and spore mass. Picture three shows, mostly, the final stage of spore dispersal - a silver fairy-forest.
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Failed quest

This post should be seen as part of my original one here
It began as a failed quest to identify a species of liverwort, though probably (more than likely even) Pellia epiphylla.
The quest continues and there will be two more postings before it comes to a conclusion!

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