Liverwort

Pallavicinia lyellii terrarium liverwort with plant passport grown by the supplier


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    This stunning terrarium plant is a creeping liverwort, making beautiful carpets and sending branches creeping over other moss, which looks wild! And is easy to control as the branches are lightly attached by tiny rhizomes underneath. P. lyellii grows either on sandstone, damp, sandy soil or leaf litter, in high humidity in temperatures from -5c - 35c.
    Your liverwort is grown in plastic cups of 5x5cm it will arrive fresh and ready to use in your terrarium.

    At first glance, P. lyellii looks like a Pellia, but a close examination reveals several
    differences. It is yellowish-green to dark green, without the red-brown sometimes
    shown by Pellia, and has a remarkably translucent thallus, just 1 cell thick. This
    contrasts strikingly with a thickened midrib. Thalli are typically 3–4 cm long and
    5–7 mm wide, and are dioicous. The fertile parts of Pallavicinia are very distinctive:
    male plants have a set of fringed scales along the sides of the midrib (like lots of
    little hands), each one protecting a male organ. Female plants have 1 or 2 long,
    tubular perianths on the midrib, surrounded at the base by a fringe of little handlike structures.
    Well-grown Pellia species (pp. 235–237) do not have translucent thalli contrasting
    with a well-defined midrib; they show gradual transitions from the center to
    the edge of a thallus. The male organs of Pellia are in little pits rather than being
    protected by hand-like structures, and the tubes of Pellia do not have a fringe of
    scales at the base. Occasionally, one finds very thin, non-fertile Pellia in heavily
    shaded peat cuttings, which can cause confusion; it is always best to look for fertile
    material of Pallavicinia. The two (or three) Moerckia species (p. 239) have fertile
    parts like those of Pallavicinia, but grow in different habitats.
    P. lyellii grows either on sandstone, damp, sandy soil or leaf litter.
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