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.
Li Zhang, Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, Shenzhen, China (SZG) and Si He, Missouri Botanical Garden (MO) visit S.I.U. Carbondale.
New Publication: Crandall-Stotler, B. & R. E. Stotler. 2012. Ontogenetic studies, sporophyte anatomy and phylogenetic affinities of Phyllothallia nivicola (Phyllothalliaceae, Marchantiophyta). Nova Hedwigia 95: 277-294.
The ABSH herbarium and the personal liverwort collections of R. Stotler & B. Crandall-Stotler are moved to the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago (F).
Translation: The entry "About this Site" translated into the Russian by Vlad Brown.
An update of the Bryophyta (Mosses) classification page