Marchantiidae

Marchantiidae

[‚mär·shən′tī·ə‚dē]
(botany)
A subclass of liverworts of the class Hepaticopsida, having gametophytes with ribbonlike or rosette-shaped thalli and generally reduced sporophytes.
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As the result of molecular analysis, the Treubiales and Haplomitriales (Haplomitriopsida) are now recognized as sister to all other liverworts and the Blasiales are sister to the Marchantiidae in a monophyletic Marchantiopsida.
Marchantiidae is one of the two subclasses of liverworts, or Hepaticae, and contains three orders.