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Schistostega Moss

(Schistostega pennata)

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Description

Schistostega pennata , is a moss known for its bright appearance in dark places. It is a species of the family Schistostegaceae . The green-gold color of the moss with bright appearance is due to the clear, spherical cells in the protonema that can accumulate up to the dimmer light as the lenses and thenearby chloroplasts that in turn emits the greenish glow of the reflected light.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Order:Schistostegiales
Family:Schistostegaceae
Genus:Schistostega
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