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Bryum capillare
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Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Superorder: Bryanae
Order: Bryales


Bryales is an order of mosses.


The order Bryales includes the following five families:[1][2]

The order used to be defined broadly to include the Rhizogoniales, but is now used in a narrower sense.[3] A species of the Mniaceae genus Rhizomnium, Rhizomnium dentatum, was described from fossil gametophytes preserved in Baltic amber.[4]

The families Catoscopiaceae and Pseudoditrichaceae were previously placed in Bryales, but are now placed in Dicranidae as part of an early branching grade.[2][5]


  1. ^ Goffinet, B.; Buck, W. R.; Shaw, A. J. (2008). "Morphology and Classification of the Bryophyta". In Goffinet, B.; Shaw, J. (eds.). Bryophyte Biology (2nd ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press. pp. 55–138. ISBN 978-0-521-87225-6.
  2. ^ a b Goffinet, B.; Buck, W.R. (4 March 2014). "Classification of extant moss genera". Classification of the Bryophyta. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  3. ^ Buck, William R. & Bernard Goffinet. 2000. "Morphology and classification of mosses", pages 71-123 in A. Jonathan Shaw & Bernard Goffinet (Eds.), Bryophyte Biology. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). ISBN 0-521-66097-1.
  4. ^ Heinrichs, J; Hedenäs, L; Schäfer-Verwimp, A; Feldberg, K; Schmidt, AR (2014). "An in situ preserved moss community in Eocene Baltic amber". Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 210: 113–118. doi:10.1016/j.revpalbo.2014.08.005.
  5. ^ Fedosov, Vladimir E.; Fedorova, Alina V.; Fedosov, Alexander E.; Ignatov, Michael S. (2016). "Phylogenetic inference and peristome evolution in haplolepideous mosses, focusing on Pseudoditrichaceae and Ditrichaceaes. l." Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. 181 (2): 139–155. doi:10.1111/boj.12408. ISSN 0024-4074.