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Marchantiaceae   Listen
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Marchantiaceae  n.  A natural family of liverworts with prostrate and usually dichotomously branched thalli.
Synonyms: family Marchantiaceae.

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... and effective distribution of the spores, and only exceptionally, as in the Anthocerotaceae, are concerned with independent assimilation. In most forms the capsule is raised above the general surface at the time of opening, usually by the rapid growth of the seta, but in the Marchantiaceae by the sporogonia being raised on a special archegoniophore. The elaters serve as lines of conduction of plastic material to the developing spores, and later usually assist in their dispersal. The ...
— Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 - "Brescia" to "Bulgaria" • Various

Words linked to "Marchantiaceae" :   family Marchantiaceae, Marchantia, moss family, Marchantiales, order Marchantiales

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