Definition of Bryophyta in English:


Syllabification: Bry·oph·y·ta
Pronunciation: /brīˈäfītə
  • A division of small, simple plants that comprises the mosses and liverworts. They lack flowers and roots, reproduce by spores released from a stalked capsule, and are anchored to the soil by specialized hairs.
    • Division Bryophyta: classes Musci (mosses) and Hepaticae (liverworts)
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    • Takahashi and coworkers made an extensive survey on the Si concentrations of nearly 500 plant species from Bryophyta to Angiospermae, grown under similar soil conditions.
    • An example of this is the Bryophyta, which includes liverworts, mosses and hornworts, but not the vascular plants.
    • In the ‘bryophytes’ (Hepaticophyta, Anthocerotophyta, and Bryophyta), the sporophyte plant remains small and dependent on the parent gametophyte for its entire life.


modern Latin (plural), from Greek bruon 'moss' + phuta 'plants'.

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