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Descriptor in English: Bryopsida
Descriptor in Spanish: Bryopsida
Descriptor in Portuguese: Bryopsida
Descriptor in French: Bryopsida
Entry term(s): Bryopsidas
Ceratodon
Ceratodons
Mosse, True
Mosses, True
Physcomitrella
Physcomitrellas
True Mosse
True Mosses
Tree number(s): B01.650.940.800.575.137.500
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.
Annotation: entry term MOSSES, TRUE: check MeSH for other moss term
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PO poisoning
PS parasitology
RE radiation effects
TO toxicity
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
History Note: 2004(1996)
DeCS UI: 32680
Descriptor UI: D019068
Date Established: 1996/01/01
Date of Entry: 1995/06/05
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Bryopsida - Preferred
Concept UI M0028468
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.
Preferred term Bryopsida
Entry term(s) Bryopsidas
Mosse, True
Mosses, True
True Mosse
True Mosses
Physcomitrella - Narrower
Concept UI M0028467
Preferred term Physcomitrella
Entry term(s) Physcomitrellas
Ceratodon - Narrower
Concept UI M0028466
Preferred term Ceratodon
Entry term(s) Ceratodons



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