Plagiochila porelloides




Plagiochila porelloides is commonly found on shaded rocks, cliffs, logs, tree bases and stream-banks.




Overall Structure:



Plagiochila porelloides is large.  Green shoots are unbranched or irregularly branched.



Leaf Structure:


Lateral leaves are strongly decurrent and slightly recurve up from a longitudinal groove at the base.










The leaves are unlobed, and oval.






The marginal teeth are rather blunt.





The lobes complex oil bodies are obvious.  Trigones are not!







The stem is distinctly red colored.




Male Gametophyte:

Perigonial leaves are reduced and terminal on the shoot.  Perigonial leaves enclose antheridia at their axils.


Rhizoids can be found on leaves.