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Marchantia inflexa

(Marchantia inflexa)

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Description

genus in the family Marchantiaceae of the order Marchantiales, a group of liverworts. The Marchantia shows differentiation into two layers: an upper assimilatory region and a lower storage region with a well-defined upper epidermis with air channels . The thallus features tiny cup-like structures called gemmae cups, which are used for asexual reproduction. The combination of barrel-shaped pores and gemmae cups are diagnostic of the genus. Multicellular purple colored scales with single cell thickness and unicellular rhizoids are present on the ventral surface of the thallus.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Marchantiopsida
Order:Marchantiales
Family:Marchantiaceae
Genus:Marchantia
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