Bryophyte

  • marchantia, an example of a liverwort.

    bryophytes are an informal group consisting of three divisions of non-vascular land plants (embryophytes): the liverworts, hornworts and mosses.[1] they are characteristically limited in size and prefer moist habitats although they can survive in drier environments.[2] the bryophytes consist of about 20,000 plant species.[3][4] bryophytes produce enclosed reproductive structures (gametangia and sporangia), but they do not produce flowers or seeds. they reproduce via spores.[5] bryophytes are usually considered to be a paraphyletic group and not a monophyletic group, although some studies have produced contrary results. regardless of their status, the name is convenient and remains in use as an informal collective term. the term "bryophyte" comes from greek βρύον, bryon "tree-moss, oyster-green" and φυτόν, phyton "plant".

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Marchantia, an example of a liverwort.

Bryophytes are an informal group consisting of three divisions of non-vascular land plants (embryophytes): the liverworts, hornworts and mosses.[1] They are characteristically limited in size and prefer moist habitats although they can survive in drier environments.[2] The bryophytes consist of about 20,000 plant species.[3][4] Bryophytes produce enclosed reproductive structures (gametangia and sporangia), but they do not produce flowers or seeds. They reproduce via spores.[5] Bryophytes are usually considered to be a paraphyletic group and not a monophyletic group, although some studies have produced contrary results. Regardless of their status, the name is convenient and remains in use as an informal collective term. The term "bryophyte" comes from Greek βρύον, bryon "tree-moss, oyster-green" and φυτόν, phyton "plant".

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azərbaycanca: Mamırkimilər
беларуская: Мохападобныя
български: Мъхове
bosanski: Mahovine
čeština: Mechorosty
Deutsch: Moose
Esperanto: Briofito
français: Bryophyte
Frysk: Moas
Gaeilge: Brífít
galego: Briófitas
한국어: 선태식물
hrvatski: Mahovnjače
Bahasa Indonesia: Tumbuhan lumut
íslenska: Mosar
italiano: Bryophyta
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latviešu: Pirmsvasas augi
Lëtzebuergesch: Moosplanzen
lietuvių: Samanos
magyar: Mohák
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日本語: コケ植物
Nordfriisk: Möösk
norsk: Moser
norsk nynorsk: Mose
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਬਰਾਏਓਫਾਇਟਾ
polski: Mszaki
română: Bryophyta
русский: Мохообразные
Seeltersk: Moas
shqip: Myshqet
Simple English: Bryophyte
slovenčina: Machorasty
suomi: Sammalet
svenska: Mossor
Türkçe: Kara yosunları
українська: Мохоподібні
Tiếng Việt: Rêu
吴语: 苔藓植物
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