A taxonomic infraphylum.
The Infraphylum Bryatae is a member of the Subphylum Musci. Here is the complete "parentage" of Bryatae:
- Domain: Eukaryota Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
The Infraphylum Bryatae is further organized into finer groupings including:
Andreaeaceae is a family of mosses which includes two genera, Andreaea, containing about 100 species, and the genus . The Andreaeaceae prefer rocky habitats ranging from tropical to arctic climates, on which they form tufted colonies, typically with reddish to blackish shoots. The capsules lack the peristome mechanism and dehisce longitudinally to release the spores, resulting in a paper-lantern appearance. [more]
The Bryopsida constitute the largest class of mosses, containing 95% of all moss species. It consists of approximately 11,500 species, common throughout the whole world. [more]
At least 568 species and subspecies belong to the Class Polytrichopsida.
More info about the Class Polytrichopsida may be found here.
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