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Noun1.Sphagnales - coextensive with the genus Sphagnum; in some classifications isolated in a separate subclass
plant order - the order of plants
Bryopsida, class Bryopsida, class Musci, Musci - true mosses: bryophytes having leafy rather than thalloid gametophytes: comprises orders Andreaeales; Bryales; Dicranales; Eubryales; Sphagnales
genus Sphagnum - a large genus constituting the order Sphagnales: atypical mosses of temperate bogs with leaves that can hold much water
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Sphagnopsida, Sphagnaceae. Bronx (NY): New York Botanical Garden.
Section Cuspidata (Musci, Sphagnaceae) en la Penfnsula Iberica--Lazaroa 22: 21-50.
A well-known example is that of plants from the Sphagnaceae, which by exchanging ions with their surroundings reduce the pH until it becomes detrimental to most other plants and to many microorganisms or animals (Dickinson, 1983; Mason & Standen, 1983; Speight & Blackith, 1983).