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Blasia pusilla
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Blasia pusilla growing on a tree in Germany.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Marchantiophyta
Class: Marchantiopsida
Order: Blasiales
Family: Blasiaceae
Genus: Blasia
L., 1753[1]
Species: B. pusilla
Binomial name
Blasia pusilla
[Micheli][2] L.[1]

Jungermannia biloba Swartz, 1803
Jungermannia blasia Hook., 1816

Blasia pusilla is the only species in the liverwort genus Blasia. It is distinguished from Cavicularia by the presence of a collar around the base of the sporophyte capsule, and a scattered arrangement of sperm-producing antheridia. Rhizoids and gemmae of Blasia may be parasitized by the mushroom Blasiphalia.


  1. ^ a b Linnaeus, C. (1753). Species Plantarum. Tomus II (1st ed.). p. 1138. 
  2. ^ Micheli, P. A. (1729). Nova Plantarum Genera juxta Tournefortii methodum disposita. Florence. p. 14, plate vii. 

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