Marchantia emarginata Reinw., Blume et Nees,
Tibet (Xizang), Sichuan, Hubei, Guizhou, Yunnan, Zhejiang, Hunan, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guangdong, Macau, Hongkong, Korea, Japan, Nansei-Shoto, Taiwan, Ogasawara-shoto (Bonin), Kashmir, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Vietnam, Andaman Islands, Malaya, Sumatra, Borneo, Philippines, Sulawesi, Moluccas, Java, Lesser Sunda Is., New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Society Is, Rio de Janeiro, Argentina, Falkland Is as per Catalogue of Life;

SK 3888 November 2023: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Chandragiri, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: 31 October 2023
Altitude : 1825m.
Habit : Wild 

Marchantia emarginata Reinw., Blume & Nees ??

I can only say that it’s Marchantia by looking at the photos. For correct identification Upto species level I need the specimen.

Check other details of Gametophytes. Refer article attached. It looks like M. emarginata. Also compare with M. papillata subsp. gossibabra after observing microphotographs of midrib, air pores, sccales, rhizoids, Gemma bodies, Antheridiophores, Archigoniophores, sporophytes, spores, elaters etc.

This is a species of liverwort genus Marchantia, most likely Marchantia emarginata subsp. emarginata,
with gemma cups on the dorsal (upper) surface of the thallus.

Though this sp. is shown distribution for Nepal in your article, I could not find it anywhere in the databases and  even in the latest book “A handbook of Bryophytes of Nepal Vol 1”  authored by Nirmala Pradhan and Pratiksha Shrestha published by the Govt. of Nepal.

We [D. Singh & D.K. Singh (2013), D.K. Singh, S.K. Singh & D. Singh (2016) have never mentioned Nepal in the range of distribution of Marchantia emarginata subsp. emarginata. In many publications it is referred to as Marchantia palmata! I have not seen the book ‘A Handbook of Bryophytes of Nepal Vol 1’ by Pradhan & Shrestha, but Sushila Sharma et al. (2021) have listed this species from Central Nepal (Mount Panchase).

Yes … It was an oversight on my part. I got confused with some other sp from your article.


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