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Monoclea forsteri in Central Park, Wellington.jpg
Monoclea forsteri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Marchantiophyta
Class: Marchantiopsida
Order: Marchantiales
Family: Monocleaceae
Genus: Monoclea

Monoclea forsteri
Monoclea gottschei

Monoclea is a genus of liverwort that contains two species. It is the only genus in the family Monocleaceae which itself is the only family in the order Marchantiales. Species of this genus can be found in New Zealand, south and central America as well as in the Caribbean.[2]

Classifications of the late twentieth century recognized a separate order, Monocleales, but later molecular studies show that it is closely related to the liverwort genus Dumortiera.

Species in Monoclea[edit]


  1. ^ Hooker, William Jackson (1820). Musci exotici :containing figures and descriptions of new or little known foreign mosses and other cryptogamic subjects. London: Printed for Richard and Arthur Taylor. pp. CLXXIV. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Campbell, Ella O. (1987). "Monoclea (Hepaticae); Distribution and Number of Species". The Bryologist. 90 (4): 371–373. JSTOR 3243099. doi:10.2307/3243099. 

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