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Bryophytes
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, 2014

  • First Meeting of the International Association of Bryology, Boulder, Colorado, 1973

  • Remembering Ray Stotler


  • October, 2013

  • Stotler, R. E., B. Crandall-Stotler & N. Wickett. 2013. 2.2 Liverworts: Aneuraceae. pp. 20-23. IN: V. S. F. T. Merckx (ED.), Mycoheterotophy. The Biology of Plants Living on Fungi. Springer, Berlin. To access: Go to the Springer ad for the book Mycoheterotrophy Click on the bottom entry of that page "Download Sample pages 1 (pdf, s.9 MB)" and it will take you to Chapter 2 Taxonomy and Classification that includes the Liverworts entry.

  • Söderström, L., B. Crandall-Stotler, R. E. Stotler, J. Váña, A. Hagborg & M von Konrat. 2013. Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 36. Generic treatment of Lophocoleaceae (Marchantiophyta). Phytotaxa 97: 36-43. (1 May 2013)

  • Crandall-Stotler, B., R. E. Stotler, V. A. Bakalin & W. T. Doyle. 2013. A New Species of Mesoptychia (Lindb.) A. Evans from California. Polish Journal of Botany 58: 81-89.

  • Söderström, L., J. Váña, B. Crandall-Stotler, R. E. Stotler, A. Hagborg & M von Konrat. 2013. Notes on Early Land Plants Today. 43. New combinations in Lophocoleaceae (Marchantiophyta). Phytotaxa 112 (1): 1832. (17 June 2013)

  • Translation: The entry "What are Bryophytes" translated into the Bulgarian by Dimitar Teykiyski.