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  • You didn't happen to notice how much of the stuff in Divisti's garden is also bryophitic? "

    Survivors McCaffrey, Anne 1984


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  • From Merriam-Webster, a bryophite is "any of a division (Bryophyta) of nonflowering plants comprising the mosses, liverworts, and hornworts."

    "Newman vowed to shorten his three-day journey by a full day—that is, if the weather remained clement and if his Dinglian shoes continued to hold themselves securely upon his feet and if he was not stopped along the way by any of those who wished to do him harm, and if—finally—he could navigate his way through the woods, where the sun did not shine, and trust the moss that generally grew on the northern side of the trees to act as his bryophitic compass."

    Under the Harrow by Mark Dunn, pp 129-130

    September 3, 2011

  • Merriam-Webster's definition of bryophite (Bryophyta) is antiquated. Because the former Bryophyta was paraphyletic (as a consequence of not including vascular plants), mosses, liverworts and hornworts have been placed in distinct divisions (phyla). Now Bryophyta comprehends solely mosses. Liverworts and hornworts are presently in the divisions Anthocerotophyta and Marchantiophyta.

    September 3, 2011