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Main groups of bryophytes

  Plant Nerve
(中肋)
Sporophyte Color of capsule Seta (蒴柄) Capsule (孢蒴)
Hornworts Thallous (not differentiated into stems and leaves) Absent Very strong, and lasting for several weeks Green

Absent

Needle-shaped
Liverworts
Thallous or leafy (leaves arranged in two or three rows, and often lobed)
Absent
Delicate and short-lived, lasting several hours to a few days
Brown or black
Very delicate, translucent to transparent
Globose or ellipsoid
Mosses
Leafy (leaves arranged radially along a stem)
Present
Strong and long-lived, lasting several weeks
Green, brown, yellow or red
Strong, green, yellow or translucent
Various

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