Metzgeria

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Metzgeria
Metzgeria furcata 2005.04.02 15.29.56-p4020023.jpg
Metzgeria furcata growing on bark in Germany.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Marchantiophyta
Class: Jungermanniopsida
Order: Metzgeriales
Family: Metzgeriaceae
Genus: Metzgeria
Raddi, 1818
Species include

M. angusta
M. atrichoneura
M. conjugata
M. crassipilis
M. furcata
M. leptoneura
M. myriopoda
M. pubescens
M. submarginata
M. temperata
M. uncigera

Metzgeria is a genus of thalloid liverworts in the family Metzgeriaceae.[1] The genus was named in honor of Johann Metzger (1771–1844), German copper engraver and art restorer from Staufen, Breisgau (Baden-Wurttemberg), a friend of Raddi and pupil of the great Florentine engraver Raphael Sanzio Morghen (1753–1833).

Approximately 120 to 200 species of Metzgeria have been described. Species may be either monoicous or dioicous.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schuster, Rudolf M. (1992). The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America V. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History. pp. 665–752. ISBN 0-914868-20-9. 

2. RADDI G. 1818. Jungermanniografia Etrusca. Memorie i Mathematica e di Fisica della Societa Italiana delle Scienze (Modena), 18: 14–56, plus tables.

3. DANZ K. 2003. ‘Florenz ist die Schazkammer von klassischen Gemälden’. Der Florentiner Kunstmarkt im beginnenden 19. Jahrundert und die Gemäldesammlung Ludwigs I. von Bayern. PhD thesis, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg.

4. Meagher, David (University of Melbourne Department of Botany), pers. comm.

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