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Marsupella arctica

(Marsupella arctica)

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Description

Marsupella arctica, commonly known as Arctic rustwort, is a species of liverwort found in the Northern Hemisphere. It is present in Alaska and Greenland and has a European distribution confined to Scotland and Svalbard. The Scottish population was first discovered in 1989 and is restricted to two sites in the Cairngorm mountains - the Lairig Ghru and Beinn a' Bh-ird.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Marchantiophyta
Class: Jungermanniopsida
Order:Jungermanniales
Family:Gymnomitriaceae
Genus:Marsupella
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