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Pellia appalachiana

(Pellia appalachiana)

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Description

Seen here on a creek bank in the Sipsey Wilderness, the liverwort Pellia appalachiana has no leaves and stems. This North American endemic was named as new to science in 1991.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Hepaticophyta
Class: Jungermanniopsida
Order:Pelliales
Family:Pelliaceae
Genus:Pellia
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