Published Online: 25 JUL 2001
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Newton, A. E. 2001. Musci (Mosses). eLS. .
- Published Online: 25 JUL 2001
Mosses are members of the green plant lineage, showing alternation of generations, with an unbranched persistent sporophyte generation dependent on the dominant leafy gametophyte generation. They are the third most speciose group of land plants, and are important members of most terrestrial ecosystems.
- green plants;
- watershed protection;
- carbon sink