Metzgeria

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Metzgeria
Metzgeria furcata 2005.04.02 15.29.56-p4020023.jpg
Metzgeria furcata growing on bark in Germany.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Marchantiophyta
Class: Jungermanniopsida
Order: Metzgeriales
Family: Metzgeriaceae
Genus: Metzgeria
Raddi, 1818
Species include

M. angusta
M. atrichoneura
M. conjugata
M. crassipilis
M. furcata
M. leptoneura
M. myriopoda
M. pubescens
M. submarginata
M. temperata
M. uncigera

Metzgeria is a genus of thalloid liverworts in the family Metzgeriaceae.[1]

Taxonomy[edit]

The genus was named in honor of Johann Metzger (1771–1844), a German copper engraver and art restorer from Staufen im Breisgau, in Baden-Württemberg, a friend of Giuseppe Raddi and pupil of the great Florentine engraver Raffaello Sanzio Morghen (1753–1833).[2]

Approximately 120 to 200 species of Metzgeria have been described. Species may be either monoicous or dioicous.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Schuster, Rudolf M. (1992). The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America. V. Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History. pp. 665–752. ISBN 0-914868-20-9.
  2. ^ K. Danz 2003. ‘Florenz ist die Schazkammer von klassischen Gemälden’. Der Florentiner Kunstmarkt im beginnenden 19. Jahrundert und die Gemäldesammlung Ludwigs I. von Bayern. PhD thesis, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg.

Literature[edit]

  • RADDI G. 1818. Jungermanniografia Etrusca. Memorie i Mathematica e di Fisica della Societa Italiana delle Scienze (Modena), 18: 14–56, plus tables.
  • Meagher, David (University of Melbourne Department of Botany), pers. comm.

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