Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Bryophyta
Classis: Andreaeopsida
Ordo: Andreaeaeales
Familia: Andreaeaceae
Genera: Acroschisma - Andreaea


Andreaeaceae Dum.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Klaffmoose
‪Norsk (bokmål)‬: Sotmosefamilien
Polski: Naleźliny

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.


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. ^ 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.
3. ^ 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.

External links

* Zander, Richard H. 2007. Bryophyte Flora of North America: Andreaeaceae

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