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pleurocarpous moss

pleurocarpous moss A type of moss in which archegonia, and hence capsules, are borne on short, lateral branches, and not at the tips of stems or branches. Pleurocarpous mosses are usually monopodially branched, often pinnately so, and tend to form spreading carpets rather than erect tufts. Compare ACROCARPOUS MOSS.

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pleurocarpous moss

pleurocarpous moss A type of moss in which the female sex organs (archegonia) and capsules are borne on short, lateral branches, and not at the tips of branches. Pleurocarpous mosses tend to form spreading carpets rather than erect tufts. Compare acrocarpous moss.

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"pleurocarpous moss." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Encyclopedia.com. 23 May. 2017 <http://www.encyclopedia.com>.

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"pleurocarpous moss." A Dictionary of Ecology. . Retrieved May 23, 2017 from Encyclopedia.com: http://www.encyclopedia.com/science/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/pleurocarpous-moss