Threatened species of bryophytes

Other Names:
Threatened species of Hepaticae
Cryptogammic plants under threat of extinction

Bryophytes used to be the collective name for mosses, liverworts and hornworts. They were classified as three classes of a single phylum, Bryophyta. Modern texts, however, now assign each class to its own phylum: mosses (Bryophyta), liverworts (Hepatophyta), and hornworts (Anthoceraphyta). This reflects the current taxonomic wisdom that the liverworts and hornworts are more primitive and only distantly related to mosses and other plants.

Problem Type:
C: Cross-sectoral problems
Date of last update
16.04.2019 – 15:47 CEST