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a genus in family Marchantiaceae of order Marchantiales of plant division, Marchantiophyta.

It belongs to a group of liverworts, which are simple plants without roots or vascular systems. As a liverwort, it would have a gametophyte-dominant life cycle, i.e. the plants cells are haploid for most of its life cycle. Sporophytes (i.e. the diploid body) are short-lived and dependent on the gametophyte.

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... parts that grow more less simultanously. In that type no branching is dominating (cotrary to monopodial branching for example). In bryophyta, Marchantia polymorpha is a good example. Seta is the stem of the sporophyte of a bryophyte and it bears a sporangium. It's long and greenless in Bryopsida ...

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by SU_reptile
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:38 pm
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The Fiber Disease

... here because anyone could be anybody on the internet. AND I am certainly not anybody's Basidiomycetes man but maybe a white angel to some. Doc44 Marchantia, take a trip and never leave the pasture. This thread reminds me of where they grow.

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