Unformatted text preview: embedded in the archegonium. At maturity, the sporangium splits open, and the release of spores is assisted by special hygroscopic hairs, called elaters. Young Sporophyte Mature Sporangium Spores with elaters Vegetative Reproduction Vegetative reproduction is common in the liverworts. Fragmentation of the gametophyte is common. Many thallose liverworts produce gemmae cups containing multicellular propagules, gemmae. Gemmae are dispersed when rain splashes the gemmae cup....
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- RNA, Gametophyte, Marchantia Archegoniophores Archegonia, simple club-shaped sporangium, half female spores, respective thallus structures