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Blasia pusilla
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Marchantiophyta
Class: Marchantiopsida
Order: Blasiales
Family: Blasiaceae
Klinggr., 1858[1]

Blasiaceae is a family of liverworts with only two species: Blasia pusilla (a circumboreal species) and Cavicularia densa (found only in Japan). The family has traditionally been classified among the Metzgeriales, but molecular cladistics suggests a placement at the base of the Marchantiopsida.[2]


  1. ^ Klinggräff, H. E. M. v. (1858). Die höheren Cryptogamen Preussens. Königsberg. 
  2. ^ Forrest, Laura L.; Christine, E.; David, G.; Crandall-Stotler, Barbara J.; Clark, Alexandra; -1#Davis, Long; Hollingsworth, Michelle L. (2006). "Unraveling the evolutionary history of the liverworts (Marchantiophyta): multiple taxa, genomes and analyses". The Bryologist. 109 (3): 303–334. doi:10.1639/0007-2745(2006)109[303:UTEHOT]2.0.CO;2. 

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