leafy liverwort

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Scapania umbrosa, a species of leafy liverwort


leafy liverwort (plural leafy liverworts)

  1. Any of numerous species of liverwort plant belonging to the order Jungermanniales.
    • 1992, Rudolf M[athias] Schuster, The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, volume V, New York, N.Y.: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, page 6:
      [] the inner layer (of nearly equally large cells) lacks the regular semiannular or annular thickenings of most other leafy liverworts []