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Tetraphis Moss

(Tetraphis pellucida)

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Description

Tetraphis pellucida, the pellucid four-tooth moss, is one of two species of moss in the acrocarpous genus Tetraphis. Its name refers to its four large peristome teeth found on the sporophyte capsule.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Order:Tetraphidales
Family:Tetraphidaceae
Genus:Tetraphis
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