Species commonly cultivated
Ricciocarpus natans (L.) Corda
information not available
occasional minor weed in rice fields
Liverwort (nonvascular plant). Annual or short-lived perennial. Thallus free-floating, fleshy, dorsoventrally flattened, dichotomously dividing, with distinct longitudinal furrow along dorsal surface. Underside bearing distinct elongate, dark brown to purple scales. Sporangia along dorsal furrow, spores rarely produced. Dispersal mostly by dividing thallus.
still waters of rivers, lakes, and swamps
commonly associated with nutrient-rich water, and usually found in full sunlight