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Decays slowly can abosorb 20x weight and water

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Unformatted text preview: verwort Marchantia grows by bifurcation Moss sporophyte gametophyte ~system for water transport: hydroids and leptoids not true vasculature: lacks thickned walls that are critical for support and transport over a few cm ~sporophtes have stomata for gass exchange (unlike liverworts) ~improtance of sphagnum or peat moss. decays slowly, can abosorb 20x weight and water Hornwort sporophyte gametophyte gametophyte body form: thalloid sporophyte 1. horns 2. synapmorphy: grows at base instead of tip 3. can get quite tall: 20cm 4. has stomata for gas exchan...
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