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(Greek ‘bryon’ = moss, ‘phyta’ = plant)

Phylum Bryophyta (mosses, liverworts)




• live in moist conditions.

• have simple water- and food-conducting cells.

• rhiziods (fine root-like structures) anchor plants in the soil.

• spores produced in capsules that are usually found on stalks held above the leafy part of the plant.

• often colonise bare rock and soil surface.



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