Family: Lophocoleaceae

A large and widespread family. They are usually clinging closely to the substate on which they are growing. They look very much alike and microscopic examination is needed to tell them apart.

Chiloscyphus coalitis

This species is common on banks alongside tracks in shaded parts of the bush.

This image shows the sporophytes of Chiloscyphus coalitis.

Note the weak translucent stalk and the capsule which splits into four - a common feature of liverworts which helps to differentiate them from mosses.

Chiloscyphus billardieri

Now known as Heterochilus billardieri

A closeup view of the underneath of Chiloscyphus billarderi


liverwort index