Guide to Hornworts of Oregon: Gallery of Spores


The spore gallery compares the spores of all species found in the Pacific Northwest except Phymatoceros bulbiculosis. Phymatoceros is readily recognized by its stalked ventral tubers; sporophytes have not yet been seen on this species in Oregon. All the other hornwort species require study of spores for positive identification. This gallery provices a quick look at spore morphology in one place. Click on a picture to see an enlargement of that image. Additional photographs of spores may be found in the species pages. Click on the name under a picture to link to the species page.

Anthoceros fusiformis

Anthoceros punctatus

Phaeoceros carolinianus

Phaeoceros oreganus

Phaeoceros pearsonii

Phaeoceros hallii
Beginning of Key Species Index

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