pleurocarp


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Related to pleurocarp: pleurocarpous moss, acrocarpous
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Noun1.pleurocarp - a moss having the archegonium or antheridium on a short side branch rather than the main stalk
moss - tiny leafy-stemmed flowerless plants
acrocarp, acrocarpous moss - a moss in which the main axis is terminated by the archegonium (and hence the capsule)
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Mixtures of either pleurocarp and the acrocarp Leucobryum generally had lower biomass than expected from monoculture results.
This might be in part because their species were very similar ecologically--all soil-dwelling, weft-forming pleurocarps, whereas the species used in this study were all rather different ecologically and in growth form.
There was some support from the replacement-series analyses for the hypothesis that a mixture of two pleurocarps would outperform monocultures.