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Andreaeaceae

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Andreaeaceae is a family of mosses which includes two genera,[1] Andreaea, containing about 100 species, and the genus Acroschisma. The Andreaeaceae prefer rocky habitats ranging from tropical to arctic climates, on which they form tufted colonies, typically with reddish to blackish shoots. The capsules lack the peristome mechanism and dehisce longitudinally to release the spores, resulting in a paper-lantern appearance.

It was named by Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart in honour of his friend J.G.R. Andreae.[2]

The phylogenetic position of the Andreaeaceae among the eight classes of mosses, based on inferences from DNA sequence data.[3][4]    

Takakiopsida

   

Sphagnopsida

       

Andreaeaceae

   

Andreaeobryopsida

     

Oedipodiopsida

     

Tetraphidopsida

   

Polytrichopsida

   

Bryopsida

           

References

  1. ^ Buck, William R. & Bernard Goffinet. 2000. "Morphology and classification of mosses", pages 71-123 in A. Jonathan Shaw & Bernard Goffinet (Eds.), Bryophyte Biology. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). ISBN 0-521-66097-1.
  2. ^ Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Volume 10, p. 381, Linnean Society of London, 1811
  3. ^ Goffinet, B.; W. R. Buck; & A. J. Shaw (2008). "Morphology and Classification of the Bryophyta". In Bernard Goffinet; A. Jonathan Shaw (eds.). Bryophyte Biology (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 55–138. ISBN 9780521872256.
  4. ^ Goffinet, Bernard; William R. Buck (2004). "Systematics of the Bryophyta (Mosses): From molecules to a revised classification". Monographs in Systematic Botany. Molecular Systematics of Bryophytes. Missouri Botanical Garden Press. 98: 205–239. ISBN 1-930723-38-5.

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