Jungermanniales

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Jungermanniales
Temporal range: Upper Permian[1] to recent
Scapania vegetative.jpg
A leafy liverwort, Scapania sp.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Marchantiophyta
Class: Jungermanniopsida
Order: Jungermanniales
H. Klinggr, 1858[2]
Families

See text.

Jungermanniales is the largest order of liverworts. They are distinctive among the liverworts for having thin leaf-like flaps on either side of the stem. Most other liverworts are thalloid, with no evidence of leaves.

Families of Jungermanniales[edit]

Plants of Radula complanata bearing sporophytes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oostendorp, Cora (1987). The Bryophytes of the Palaeozoic and the Mesozoic. Bryophytorum Bibliotheca 34. Berlin & Stuttgart: J. Cramer. p. 18. ISBN 3-443-62006-X. 
  2. ^ Klinggräff, Hugo von (1858). Die höheren Cryptogamen Preussens. Königsberg: Wilhelm Koch. p. 10. 

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