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Peat moss
Temporal range: Triassic to recent
A clump of Sphagnum, peat moss
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Sphagnopsida
Order: Sphagnales
Family: Sphagnaceae

The Sphagnaceae is a family of moss with only one living genus Sphagnum.[1]


  1. ^ Goffinet, B., W. R. Buck & A. J. Shaw. (2008) "Morphology and Classification of the Bryophyta", pp. 55-138 in Goffinet, B. & J. Shaw (eds.) Bryophyte Biology, 2nd ed. (New York: Cambridge University Press). ISBN 978-0-521-87225-6