Threatened bryoid habitats

Other Names:
Endangered habitats of non-vascular plants

Habitat alteration and degradation for development and agriculture are the principle threats to bryoids.


Bryoids are defined as bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts) and lichens (foliose or fruticose; not crustose). Non-vascular (lower) plants lack true conducting tissues, leaves and roots. Since they lack elaborate conducting tissues they are relatively small. The gametophytes are the dominant phase and the sporophytes are dependent upon them. Non-vascular plants require water for fertilization so they must grow in moist or seasonally moist habitats.

Related Problems:
Threatened alpine habitats
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
30.05.2019 – 19:23 CEST