Unformatted text preview: spring, when the sporophytes mature. Leafy Liverworts Epiphyte liverwort on leaf blade Life History and Reproduction Antheridia and archegonia are produced on short lateral branches on the liverwort axis. The sporophyte capsule, found on the surface of the gametophyte is "ephemeral". The translucent seta (sporophyte stalk) elongates rapidly to about one centimeter with a pinhead-sized sporangium (often black in color) at its tip. The spores are dispersed and the sporangium and seta rapidly degrade. Leafy Liverwort Sporangia...
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- Fern, leafy liverworts, Liverwort Sporangia, leafy liverwort, Leafy Liverwort Sporangia