Cyathodium cavernarum Kunze, Nov. Stirp. Pug. 6: 18 18 1834.?;
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Flora of Kaiga_ID_31082011 PJ3.:
This fully covered on the mud compound wall in kaiga village.

Date/Time-:14/06/10   –    10:30
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-   wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length- 1cm


this is a bryophyte and is called Cyathodium cavernarum
Very common bryophyte and  commonly found in the low land areas along ground, cement walls, on rocks, ladders of temple, on clay soil with humus etc. Thallus thin, light green, tufted, dichotomously divides, rhizoids smooth, densely overlapping, pores on the dorsal surface, absent in sterile, male and female plants, midrib absent, rhizoids both thin and thick walled.


Try crushing it on ur palm and smell it. It has essence of lemon 🙂


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Flora of Kaiga_ID_31082011 PJ2.: Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_31082011 PJ3. This fully covered on the mud
compound wall in kaiga village.
Date/Time-:14/06/10   –    10:30
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-   wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- Herb
Height/Length- 1cm

Please find the 3 close up photos (cropped) attached. Hope this’ll help you to identify the species. Please provide the classification of this plant as well.


Yes this is also *Cyathodium sp. *but i am waiting for a more close up to have a look on the thallus structure. At this stage of the plant (which the picture depict) its very difficult to find reproductive organs. So only thallus is sufficient to confirm.


all specimens are Cyathodium.

The genus Cyathodium is represented by nine taxa in India. They are C. indicum, C. tuberosum, C. mehranum, C. aureonitens, C. tuberculatum, C. cavernarum, C. smaragdinum, C. denticulatum and C. acrotrichum. The genus is mainly characterized by thin, delicate, hyaline, spongy, dichotomously branched thallus. The female involucre is present on the ventral surface of the thallus towards the apex. The involucre is characteristic, being globose with a wide, rimmed mouth inhabiting usually one sporophyte. Rarely there may be two sporophytes in one involucre, although C. mehranum usually possesses two sporophytes per involucres. Out of the 9 species of Cyathodium found in India, C. aureonitens, C. cavernarum, C. smaragdinum is having south Indian distribution.

Cyathodium caveernarum, Cyathodium denticulatum, Cyathodium smaragdinum are with smooth involucres and C. aureonitens, C. tuberosum, C. mehranum, C. indicum, C. tuberculatum and C. acrotrichum are having hairy involucre. Cyathodium foetidissimum doses not form distinct rosettes. This plant has an aromatic smell when fresh.

Your plant may be out of the two

If it is a glossy plant then its Cyathodium caveernarum

If it is not a glossy plant then its Cyathodium smaragdinum


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I’d of attached Bryophytes? : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (1)

I have attached the image. please check and help me for I’d.
Location Sindhudurg, Maharashtra.


Cyathodium sp.


It may be Cyathodium cavernarum. Just check microscopic details about thallus, spores and pseudoelaters.


 


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References:
http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/tro-35187966
https://indiabiodiversity.org/species/show/262386
Wikimedia commons image
http://cyathodiaceae.myspecies.info/file/60
Research gate
https://www.gbif.org/species/2688568

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