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Any of numerous photosynthetic, chiefly terrestrial, nonvascular plants that reproduce by spores, including the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. These three groups together formerly made up the division Bryophyta, which is now restricted to the mosses alone.

[New Latin Bryophyta, division name : bryo- + -phyte.]

bry′o·phyt′ic (-fĭt′ĭk) adj.
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Adj.1.bryophytic - relating to plants of the division Bryophyta
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
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particularly Sphagnum magellanicum) and characterized by a variety of bryophytic species; and 3) Carico-Calthetea, equating to wetlands with permanent waterlogging and incipient peat formation, which can be described by the autochthonous term mallines, containing sedge and grass vegetation.
1985) is inappropriate in our view: in addition to being invalid nomenclaturally (as per article 5 of the ICPN), we understand this proposal to have little floristic support as the three associations attributed to it by its authors appear to be a mixture of elements from bryophytic peatlands with characteristic species from the class Littorelletea australis of temporary lakes (see Deil et al.
The type of the bryophytic sporogonium lacks a blastozone and in consequence a vegetation body.