The real question is whether the Charophyta are a link between Bryophyta and
green algae or are they derived from the Bryophyta and lost certain
characters as a result of their returning to being completely aquatic.
What do you say Poul?
Cereoid* <cereoid at prodigy.net> wrote in message
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> Of course, they're not salamanders & lizards of the plant world. Its only
> analogy, dude. Its just not a very good analogy. Don't try to take it
>> Very few liverworts and mosses are amphibious. Most are terrestrial but
> there are a few that are strictly aquatic. Do you know which ones they
>> A more important question would be: Which came first, the bryophyta or the
>>> Greg <gbarclay at hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:4cb15b04.0110180649.12007e26 at posting.google.com...> > I am trying to gather information that refutes the textbook idea that
> > liverworts and mosses are the salamanders & lizards of the plant
> > world. Stebbins and Hill's paper "Did Multicellular Plants Invade the
> > Land?" does this in an advanced style, but what I need are references
> > to more approachable literature or websites. I would appreciate your
> > suggestions.
> > Greg