moss genus

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Noun1.moss genus - a genus of mosses
genus - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
Bryophyta, division Bryophyta - a division of nonflowering plants characterized by rhizoids rather than true roots and having little or no organized vascular tissue and showing alternation of generations between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing forms; comprises true mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida)
Andreaea, genus Andreaea - brown or blackish Alpine mosses having a dehiscent capsule with 4 longitudinal slits
Dicranum, genus Dicranum - type genus of Dicranaceae
Bryum, genus Bryum - type genus of the Bryaceae: mosses distinguished by mostly erect and tufted gametophytes and symmetrical short-necked capsules
genus Mnium, Mnium - mosses similar to those of genus Bryum but larger
genus Sphagnum - a large genus constituting the order Sphagnales: atypical mosses of temperate bogs with leaves that can hold much water
genus Marchantia, Marchantia - type genus of Marchantiaceae; liverworts that reproduce asexually by gemmae and have stalked antheridiophores
genus Sphaerocarpos, genus Sphaerocarpus, Sphaerocarpos, Sphaerocarpus - type genus of Sphaerocarpaceae; liverworts with small many-lobed usually orbicular thallus
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Species delimitation in the reclalcitrant moss genus Rhynchostegiella (Brachytheciaceae).
Taxonomic revision of the moss genus Lepidopilidium (Pilotrichaceae).
Notes on the systematic position of the moss genus Timmiella and the family Timmielaceae.