Commonly known as the snake liverwort, this is the largest of the thalloid liverworts. Thallus pale to dark green, dichotomously branching. The dorsal surface of C. conicum is covered with tiny hexagons, which makes the entire thallus seem snake-like. In the center of each hexagon is a pore.
Can be found on moist rocks and wet inorganic soils.
Creeping liverwort on downed log held on by multiple tiny root hairs. Staircase, WA is has abundant moisture and is ideal environment
A thallose liverwort growing in and around a small waterfall. A flat, tongue-like liverwort with a distinct scale-like pattern to them. Very flat and has a few branches coming out the sides to from "Y" and "V" shapes with its body. Surface is somewhat rough to the touch. It has a single center vein that runs down the middle of its thallus that creates a visible indention on its back.
Habitat: Growing in an old growth conifer forest with many rocky outcroppings and waterfalls. Growing among mosses and maidenhair ferns under the dense canopy of Douglas-fir and western hemlock trees with an occasional western red cedar.
Weather: Misty, rainy, 60F, full overcast sky.
Common name: Snake Liverwort
plants flattened, ribbon like, with coarse, hexagonal markings on the upper surface. each hexagon with a dot or pore in its centre
1 to 2.2 cm wide
Alongside a stream.
Boone County, Missouri; Pinnacles Youth Camp; 13 March 2012