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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Marchantiophyta
Class: Jungermanniopsida
Order: Pelliales
Family: Pelliaceae
Genus: Pellia
Raddi, 1818 nom. cons.[1]

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Pellia is a small but widespread genus of liverworts in the cool and temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. It is classified in order Metzgeriales and is a member of the family Pelliaceae within that order.

Süsswassertang, a plant grown submerged in aquaria was once considered to be Pellia endiviifolia, but is now known to be the indeterminate gametophyte of a Lomariopsis species, a type of fern.

Species in Pellia[edit]

Taxonomy based on work by Söderström et al. 2016[2]


  1. ^ "Part 2- Plantae (starting with Chlorophycota)". Collection of genus-group names in a systematic arrangement. Retrieved 30 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Söderström; et al. (2016). "World checklist of hornworts and liverworts". Phytokeys. 59: 1–826. doi:10.3897/phytokeys.59.6261. PMC 4758082Freely accessible. PMID 26929706.