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Bryophyte Collection Project

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Bryophyte Collection Project Manvir Gill 66953084 The bryophyte that was collected seems to indicate that it belongs in the class of bryidae which is concluded not completely by its characteristics but by the characteristics it lacks which are the common features of the other classes in the phylum bryophyta. First in terms of the phylum because the specimen is a moss it follows that it lays in the phylum bryophyta and from this conclusion be try to pin down the class which it belongs under. First looking at the class polytrichidae, the specimen doesn’t fit into this class based on the absences of lamellae (multi-cellular flaps) on the leaves on the specimen a common feature of this class. Next we examine the class andreaeidae is excluded based on the substrate and the colour of the mature bryophyte. One the specimen is not found on a bare rock surface instead it is found on a large tree and furthermore the mature
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Unformatted text preview: specimen appears green whereas the class has a feature of reddish brown colour for a mature andreaeidae. Finally there is the class sphagnidae which is classified by the area in which they grow, bogs and in lakes and pool margins, which excludes the specimen as it was collected from an area not near water as it was collected on a tree in a urban environment The specimen was collected on Nov.22, 2009 at 1300hrs by Manvir Gill at the site of; University Blvd and East Mall, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada. It was collected from the trunk of a large tree located on a walkway near a university building. The habitat consists on a wet climate with moderate temperatures allowing for the specimen to grow in an almost perfect conditions which accounts for the abundance of the specimen at the collection site Kingdom-Viridiplantae Subkingdom-Sterptophyta Phylum-Bryophyta Class-Bryidae...
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