|The stump of an ancient Taiwan cypress tree provides a home for numerous |
mosses, club mosses and ferns at Alishan Park.
|More than a dozen species of the club moss genus, Selaginella, live in Taiwan. |
This one appears to be S. nipponica or S. boninensis. Club mosses are vascular
plants, unlike true mosses.
|Selaginella doederleinii has more flattened, fern-like shoots.|
|Large, thallose liverworts are abundant in Taiwan.|
|A Marchantia-like liverwort, sporting gemmae cups, peeks out from a mat of unidentified moss.|
|Liverworts sometimes form continuous mats along moist, rocky hillsides.|
|A distant relative of Selaginella, Lycopodium cernuum, is widespread in the world, occuring here in the mountains of Taiwan.|
|An unidentified fern hangs from rocky crevasses.|
|A moss with an interesting palmate growth form.|
|One of five species of Alsophila native to Taiwan|
|A bird's-nest fern, Asplenium - one of dozens in Taiwan|
|Another fern decorates a rocky wall. ID anyone?|