Taking a sip of water from the splashcup of Pogonatum contortum.
This is a great time of year to see Conocephalum conicum.
An emerging sporophyte of Pellia neesiana.
We visited Lynn Canyon to experience the wonderful bryos….and the suspension bridge.
We set up plots and students surveyed the sites and collected samples for identification in the lab.
Mario is talking to Dr. Gary Bradfield (ecology, UBC) at the Beaver Lake Bog. Mario is working on a baseline vegetation survey. It will be interesting for the BIOL 321 class to track changes in subsequent years.
Tim is showing off some Sphagnum we saw along the trail in Stanley Park. It was a soggy, cold day…..it even snowed!
Plagiomnium insigne is commonly found growing on the floors British Columbia’s coastal forests. A characterisitic distinguishing Plagiomnium insigne from other species is it is the largest in British Columbia. What other characterisitics aid in identifying this species?
You can find Pogonatum contortum in numerous locations in Stanley Park. It is in shady spots on a decomposing stump as well as along the banks in the disturbed sites along Merrilees Trail. It belongs to the haircap moss group…can you see why?
A primary inhabitant of bogs, are various species Sphagnum. Here are some Sphagnum shoots (showing off their capitulum’s) growing at Camosum Bog.
… they already do!
Peeking through a lichen, shoots of Orthotrichum lyellii are growing epiphytically on a tree. The Bryophytes ability to live in harmony is so inspiring!
Here is a preparation of Tetraphis pellucida revealing a young gametophore emerging between two protonemal flaps.
This slide was prepared by Colin B. Fantastic work!