Noun 1. Marchantia polymorpha – a common liverwort hepatica hepatic, liverwort – any of numerous small green nonvascular plants of the class Hepaticopsida. Do not confuse the ordinary English word hepatic (meaning liverwort) with the genus name Hepatica. The liverwort of the early herbalists was Marchantia polymorpha and one characteristic of all species of Marchantia is. hepatica, Marchantia polymorpha: a common liverwort Marchantia, genus Marchantia: type genus of Marchantiaceae; liverworts that Marchantia is kind of .

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In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Marchantia polymorphawith antheridial and archegonial stalks.

However, the sexual organs can be intersexual, with some archegonia being functionally fertile, while others are morphologically similar to archegonia but marcantia antheridia-like internal cell divisions LorbeerAllen Fitting found that as little as 5 h of photoinduction was sufficient to induce polarity establishment Fitting The vertical thalli were light polgmorpha, narrow and curled up towards the dorsal side, with few air pores and air chambers lacking filaments and with chlorophyll present on both dorsal and ventral sides with near equal intensity.

He made similar statements regarding reproduction in Aspidium and Phyllitis Cordus et al. The activity of red light illumination could be reversed with far-red illumination, implicating phytochrome as an effector of rhizoid emergence Otto and Halbsguth When sperm reach the archegonia, fertilisation occurs, leading to the production of a diploid sporophyte. Not to be confused with the genus of flowering plants, Hepaticathat may also be called “liverwort”.

Leafy species can be distinguished from the apparently similar mosses on the basis of a number of features, including their single-celled rhizoids. The narchantia is covered by many root-like rhizoids which attach the plant polymropha the soil.


In this last case the anthers appear effaete and to have discharged their pollen long before the maturity of the seeds. The Hattori Botanical Laboratory, In an exhaustive series of experiments during the s, Hans Fitting, working at the University of Bonn, explored the causes hepatuca variability, concluding that the sensitivity of gemmae to environmental conditions is influenced by the environment the parent thallus experiences.

Retrieved December 22, In vitro anti-plasmodial activity-guided fractionation of a diethyl ether extract marchantua the liverwort species Marchantia polymorphacollected in Iceland, led to isolation of the bisbibenzyl ether, marchantin A. It is likely the Mapundungun are referring to one of the native Marchantia species of southern Chile, e. In the former category were the seed plants, gymnosperms and angiosperms.

Based on his use of the term, it can be assumed that Holland accepted that the plant described by Dioscorides and Pliny was a liverwort. This idea that cells form in a process similar to crystallization would persist for some time, although the nature of the nucleating particle would change from a nondescript granule to the nucleolus to the nucleus over the span of the next few decades.

Marchantia polymorpha – Wikipedia

Each spring these tiny plants produce small, aerial umbrella-like structures. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. This species reproduces asexually by gemmae that are produced within gemmae cups. These contain archegoniathe organs polymorpba produce the ova.

It grows on moist soil and rocks in damp habitats such as the banks of streams and pools, bogsfens and dune slacks. In addition, the name Hepaticophyta is frequently misspelled in textbooks as Hepatophytawhich only adds to the confusion.

Plant Growth and Development: New Phytologist After displacement from the cup, dorsiventral differentiation depends upon the position of a gemma with respect to external environmental factors, the first of which was identified by Mirbel as light Fig. Lunulariales Marchantiales Neohodgsoniales Sphaerocarpales.


Marchantia polymorpha

Gemmae are lentil shaped and are released by droplets of water. A combination of interspecific crosses and mutageneses suggest a scenario for Marchantia similar to that outlined for Sphaerocarpus. By comparing gemmae germination with light from above, or, alternatively, illuminated from below, he obtained results that varied with season—gemmalings germinating in winter behaved as if light was the most important factor, but gemmalings germinating in June did not strictly follow the light regime.

In a few days I saw successively the two opposing lobes, which, initially, were applied to the ground, lift, stand and bow their vertices inside, stand to meet the marcyantia, deflect a little of their original direction, one right, one left, as if to make way, mingle, and finally cross University of Otago Press, In contrast, Mirbel believed that new cells arose from other pre-existing cells.

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He further speculated that the difference between winter and summer gemmae is partly due to their differing auxin content Kohlenbach The gemmae of M. The effects of some growth substances and inhibitors on the development of Marchantia gemmae.

The majority of genera are characterized by the presence of a special stalked vertical branches called archegoniophores or carocephala, and b sterile cells celled elaters inside the sporangium. For example, subcellular details are included, with chloroplasts depicted in several plates, despite the fact that the function of chloroplasts was not worked out until the second half of the 19th century. The Liverworts of New Zealandpages