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Mosses, Liverworts & Hornworts

"Bryophytes" is a resource devoted to Bryology, the branch of plant science concerned with the study of mosses, liverworts and hornworts. It provides information on the classification, structural features, natural history, ecology and evolutionary relationships of these plants. Although small in stature, bryophytes play significant roles in diverse terrestrial ecosystems. They are found growing on soil, rocks and/or trees throughout the world, from coastal Antarctica to the peat bogs of the Northern hemisphere, from the deserts of Australia to the rain forests of the Amazon. They are an essential part of this planet's biodiversity. Click on any of the topics listed to learn more about these fascinating organisms.

Latest Site Features

July, 2017

  • Long, D. G.,Forrest L.L., Villarreal J.C. & Crandall-Stotler, B.J. 2016. The genus Aitchisoniella Kashyap (Marchantiopsida, Cleveaceae) new to China, and its taxonomic placement. Journal of Bryology 38: 308-311.

  • Long, D. G. & B. J. Crandall-Stotler. 2016. Taxonomic changes in Cleveaceae (Marchantiidae, Marchantiophyta)a correction. Phytotaxa 273: 299-300.

  • Qidong J., Guanglin, L., Köllner, T.G., Fu J., Chen X., Xiong, W., Crandall-Stotler, B.J. & 13 additional authors. 2016. Microbial-type terpene synthase genes occur widely in nonseed land plants, but not in seed plants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 12328-12333.

  • Söderström, L., Hagborg, A., Barrie, F.R., Crandall-Stotler, B.J., Gradstein, S.R. & von Konrat, M. 2016. (2324) Proposals to add Stephani in Hedwigia 27: 276302. 1888, and Stephani in Hedwigia 29: 123, 6899, 133142. 1890, to the list of suppressed works for new generic names in Appendix VI. Taxon 65: 1180.

  • Crandall-Stotler, B. 2017. Bryophyte Flora of North America, Liverworts and Hornworts. XX. Gyrothyaceae. http://www.mobot.org/plantscience/bfna/V3/Gyrothyraceae.htm

  • Crandall-Stotler, B. 2017. Bryophyte Flora of North America, Liverworts and Hornworts. XX. Petalophyllaceae. http://www.mobot.org/plantscience/bfna/V3/Petalophyllaceae.htm

  • December, 2017

  • Crandall-Stotler, B. J. & S. R. Gradstein. 2017. A new riverine species of the liverwort Fossombronia (Pelliales, Fossombroniaceae) from Ecuador. Bryophyte Diversity and Evolution 39: 94101.

  • Stotler, R. E. & B. Crandall-Stotler. 2017. A Synopsis of the liverwort flora of North America North of Mexico. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 102: 574709.