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Bryopsida MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Bryopsida
Tree Number(s)
B01.875.800.575.137.500
Unique ID
D019068
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D019068
Annotation
entry term MOSSES, TRUE: check MeSH for other moss term
Scope Note
A class of plants within the Bryophyta comprising the mosses, which are found in both damp (including freshwater) and drier situations. Mosses possess erect or prostrate leafless stems, which give rise to leafless stalks bearing capsules. Spores formed in the capsules are released and grow to produce new plants. (Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990). Many small plants bearing the name moss are in fact not mosses. The "moss" found on the north side of trees is actually a green alga (CHLOROPHYTA). Irish moss is really a red alga (RHODOPHYTA). Beard lichen (beard moss), Iceland moss, oak moss, and reindeer moss are actually LICHENS. Spanish moss is a common name for both LICHENS and an air plant (TILLANDSIA usneoides) of the pineapple family. Club moss is an evergreen herb of the family LYCOPODIACEAE.
Entry Term(s)
Ceratodon
Mosses, True
Physcomitrella
Related Numbers
txid3217
txid3224
Previous Indexing
Plants (1966-1995)
Public MeSH Note
2004; see MOSSES 1996-2003
History Note
2004(1996)
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1995/06/05
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Bryopsida Preferred
Ceratodon Narrower
Physcomitrella Narrower
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