Bryophytes Covering Rocky Cliffs Along a River in Tomakomai City in Hokkaido (image) Hokkaido University Share Print E-Mail Caption Bryophytes can absorb moisture and nutrients directly from the air, allowing them to grow on non-soil surfaces. Credit Oishi Y. and Hiura T Usage Restrictions This image is copyrighted and can be used for reporting this press release if properly credited. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.