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Liverworts: Structure

  • Leafy liverworts 1

    The leafy liverworts are by far the largest group of liverworts. With over 5,500 species, they exhibit a wide variety of forms.

  • Leafy liverworts 2

    There is a great variety in the way liverwort leaves are arranged on the stem, including their form and their colour.

  • Thallose liverworts

    About 17% of New Zealand liverworts have a plant body called a thallus which is attached to the substrate by filaments of cells.