Asterella australis

Found on damp partially shaded banks. It could be mistaken for a Marchantia, but the thallus is more ribbon-like.

The tall things are fruiting bodies called carpophores or carpocephala.

The white lacey structures coming from underneath the carpophores are the perianths and the black structure inside those are the capsules of the sporophytes.

The dark purplish patches at the tips of the thallus are the androecia - the males parts.


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