pleurocarpous moss

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Noun1.pleurocarpous moss - a moss having the archegonium or antheridium on a short side branch rather than the main stalk
moss - tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants
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Rhynchostegium tenuifolium is a soft, slender, pleurocarpous moss quite variable in its appearance, either matted into flattened tufts or loose and straggly.