Intracapsular spore germination in Brachymenium leptophyllum (Müll. Hal.) A. Jaeger (Bryaceae, Bryopsida) - an achorous strategy
Intracapsular spore germination to support habitat maintenance is reported for the first time in the autoecious moss Brachymenium leptophyllum from South Arabia. New plants establish immediately near the mother plant, thus lowering the risk of extinction by long range dispersal.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: May 1, 2004
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