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Blasia pusilla

(Blasia pusilla)

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Description

Blasia pusilla is the only species in the liverwort genus Blasia. It is distinguished from Cavicularia by the presence of a collar around the base of the sporophyte capsule, and a scattered arrangement of sperm-producing antheridia. Rhizoids and gemmae of Blasia may be parasitized by the mushroom Blasiphalia.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Hepaticophyta
Class: Marchantiopsida
Order:Blasiales
Family:Blasiaceae
Genus:Blasia
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