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Pallavicinia lyellii

(Pallavicinia lyellii)

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Description

Thallus pale green, 3-8 cm x 4-5 mm, simple, innovations arise from the ventral side of midrib, margin entire, undulate; midrib with a central strand of narrow thick-walled cells; rhizoids brownish, arise from midrib, numerous; cells elongated; antheridia and archegonia not observed; capsule cylindrical, reddish-brown; spores 10-25 -m, reddish-brown, reticulate, elaters bispiraled.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Hepaticophyta
Class: Jungermanniopsida
Order:Pallaviciniales
Family:Pallaviciniaceae
Genus:Pallavicinia
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