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"Leaves" on Moss Gametophytes

martin adler kapib01 at commlink.zdv.uni-tuebingen.de
Tue Apr 16 02:16:26 EST 1996



On Mon, 15 Apr 1996, David Oppenheim wrote:

> My entire high school AP Bio class was recently intrigued to hear that
> there was no known name for the "leaves" on mosses in the gametophyte
> stage. Our teacher told us that there was no name that she had ever
> found, and I was wondering if they are just called leaves, or if there
> is any other name? Thanks a lot!
> 
>                                            David Oppenheim
>                                            oopy at aol.com
> 

AFAIK, in German they are called just "Blaetter" (leaves) or, if
you really want to restrict this to the cormophytes, some call
it "Blaettchen" (leaflets).

So why not? "Leaf" is just a kind of morpho-/typological term and not 
a structural. 


martin adler           kapib01 at uni-tuebingen.de



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