Weirdness in plants is relative, explained Harper. For people in the United States.
Weirdness in plants is relative, explained Harper. For people in the United States, the weirdest plants are ones that grow in faraway places like the island of Madagascar off the east coast of Africa
The plant body of a hornwort is a haploid gametophyte stage. This stage usually grows as a thin rosette or ribbon-like thallus between one and five centimeters in diameter. Each cell of the thallus usually contains just one chloroplast. In most species, this chloroplast is fused with other organelles to form a large pyrenoid that both manufactures and stores food. This particular feature is very unusual in land plants, but is common among algae.