Rebouliaceae

Some botanists use the name Aytoniaceae for this family.

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Asterella australis

Found on damp partially shaded banks.

It could be mistaken for a Marchantia, but the thallus is more ribbon-like.

The tall structures are fruiting bodies called carpophores or carpocephala.

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

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

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Reboulia hemispherica

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