Dicranidae

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Dicranidae
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Dicranum scoparium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Dicranidae
Doweld
Orders

Archidiales
Bryoxiphiales
Dicranales
Grimmiales
Pottiales
Scouleriales

The Dicranidae are a widespread and diverse subclass of mosses in class Bryopsida, with many species of dry or disturbed areas. They are distinguished by their spores; the peristome teeth are haplolepideous with a 4:2:3 formula, and an exostome is absent.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goffinet, Bernard, William R. Buck, and Jonathan Shaw / Goffinet, B., and A. J. Shaw, eds. (2008). "Morphology, anatomy, and classification of the Bryophyta". Bryophyte Biology. New York, New York, USA: Cambridge University Press. Second Edition: 55–138. ISBN 9780521693226.