acrocarp


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Related to acrocarp: acrocarpous, pleurocarpous moss
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Noun1.acrocarp - a moss in which the main axis is terminated by the archegonium (and hence the capsule)acrocarp - a moss in which the main axis is terminated by the archegonium (and hence the capsule)
moss - tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants
pleurocarp, pleurocarpous moss - a moss having the archegonium or antheridium on a short side branch rather than the main stalk
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Leucobryum is an acrocarp; sporophytes terminate the apical growth, and the plants grow upright in clumps and are sparsely branched (Crum and Anderson 1981).
Mixtures of either pleurocarp and the acrocarp Leucobryum generally had lower biomass than expected from monoculture results.