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Jungermanniaceae, family Jungermanniaceae(noun)
comprising the leafy members of the order Jungermanniales
Jungermanniaceae is the namesake family of leafy liverworts. It is a group of small plants that are widely distributed. Several genera formerly included within the family are now classified in the Myliaceae or Solenostomataceae. Most of the species of this family are found in temperate regions. The main characteristics of the family: 1. The leaves are succubous. 2. The leaves are unlobed and never decurrent along the stem. 3. Perianth is terminal on the leading shoot. 4. Rhizoids are scattered along the stem.
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