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Hornwort

(Anthoceros fusiformis)

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Description

Distinguished from other species of Anthoceros, by its large thalli with numerous dorsal lamellae, distal spore face with short spines on a complex reticulum, and the papillose proximal face with papillae that do not extend to the triradiate ridge (Doyle and Stotler 2006).

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Anthocerotophyta
Class: Anthocerotopsida
Order:Anthocerotales
Family:Anthocerotaceae
Genus:Anthoceros
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