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Plagiochila aspleniodes0.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Marchantiophyta
Class: Jungermanniopsida
Order: Jungermanniales
Family: Plagiochilaceae
Genus: Plagiochila
(Dumort.) Dumort., 1835 nom. cons.

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  • Carpolepidium

Plagiochila is a large, common, and widespread genus of liverworts in order Jungermanniales.[1] It is a member of the family Plagiochilaceae within that order. There may be anywhere from 500 to 1300 species, most of them from the tropics; the exact number is still under revision. The genus also has a wide distribution in temperate and arctic areas.

Plagiochila asplenioides

Species in Plagiochila[edit]


  1. ^ Schuster, Rudolf M. (1980). The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America. IV. New York: Columbia University Press. pp. 342–539. ISBN 0-231-04608-1.