Bryophyte character lists
Introduction to character lists
Identifying bryophytes using character lists
Some of the key morphological characters of mosses and liverworts in the British flora are summarised here, with lists of the common species that possess those characters.
I’ve taken a set of the more frequently encountered species and assigned each of them to one or more character tables. In this way, I can observe particular characters visible on a specimen, browse through the relevant character tables to see what species are listed, and from there hopefully choose candidate species to explore further, or eliminate species I’ve wrongly considered as possibilities.
Time will tell if these lists are helpful to me, and I hope they may be of some use to you. Start exploring the incredible diversity of form in bryophytes by following the links at right. Or navigate the moss and liverwort lines using the page navigator below.