Marchantia polymorpha (umbrella liverwort)

Creator

Date

c. 1890

Identifier

Historical Brendel Plant Model, Botany Department, University of Otago

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Abstract

Marchantia polymorpha (umbrella liverwort) grows worldwide. It is dioecious which means that the plant has separate male and female parts and this model depicts the female reproductive organ which can grow up to 10 centimetres in length; the ‘spokes’ of the umbrella-like structure house the egg-producing organs. The University of Cambridge hosts a website exclusively devoted to the liverwort, Marchantia polymorpha.

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Citation

Robert Brendel, “Marchantia polymorpha (umbrella liverwort),” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed February 9, 2023, https://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/8821.