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A female Sphaerocarpos texanus next to a US quarter for scale.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Marchantiophyta
Class: Marchantiopsida
Order: Sphaerocarpales
Family: Sphaerocarpaceae
Genus: Sphaerocarpos
[ Micheli ][1] Boehm. ex Ludwig[2]

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Sphaerocarpos is a genus of plants known as bottle liverworts. There are eight or nine species in this genus.[3]


Sphaerocarpos is one of two genera in the Sphaerocarpaceae. The following species are currently recognized:


  1. ^ Micheli, P. A. (1729). Nova Plantarum Genera juxta Tournefortii methodum disposita. Florence. p. 4, plate iii. 
  2. ^ Boehmer, G. R. (1760). Ludwig, C. G., ed. Definitiones Generum Plantarum (3rd ed.). p. 501. 
  3. ^ Schuster, Rudolf M. (1992). The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America V. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History. pp. 811–813. ISBN 0-914868-20-9. 

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