“Conocephalum conicum” by rhoing

“Conocephalum conicum”

Unlike most of the plants with which we're familiar, this is a nonvascular plant. One common name for this species is “Snakeskin liverwort,” and the reason should be apparent from the image. This is difficult to photograph because the plants are kept very wet in the greenhouse, so to reduce the glare and reflections from all light sources, this was a close-up to start with and highly cropped to capture the “snakeskin” pattern.

This image at PhytoImages, http://phytoimages.siu.edu/imgs/paraman1/r/Conocehalaceae_Conocephalum_conicum_107922.html

Species page at PhytoImages, http://phytoimages.siu.edu/cgi-bin/dol/dol_terminal.pl?taxon_name=Conocephalum_conicum&rank=binomial

Photo taken at SIUC Plant Biology Greenhouse, http://www.plantbiology.siu.edu/facilities/plant-biology-facilities/greenhouse/index.php

1 year ago (“Remembering a teacher…”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2015-01-11
2 years ago (“Open Sesame”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2014-01-11
3 years ago (“Not everything in the greenhouse is ‘pretty’!”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2013-01-11
4 years ago (“Winter drear”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2012-01-11
5 years ago (“Not exactly the eyes of Texas upon me…”): http://365project.org/rhoing/365/2011-01-11

[ IMG_8377S9x12Utm :: f.2.8 :: 1/100" :: ISO-400 :: 60mm ]
New to me, and I like learning about this. Your photo shows it very well.
January 29th, 2016  
Looks otherworldly,
January 30th, 2016  
Very unique
January 30th, 2016  
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