Definition of Scale moss

1. Noun. Moss-like liverwort with tiny scalelike leaves; usually epiphytic.

Exact synonyms: Leafy Liverwort
Generic synonyms: Hepatic, Liverwort
Group relationships: Jungermanniales, Order Jungermanniales

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scale Moss

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Literary usage of Scale moss

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1. The Illustrated Magazine of Art (1853)
"5), the Dwarf Scale- Moss, is given for the purpose of exhibiting the beautiful form of its folded sheath or ..."

2. The Microscope: Its History, Construction, and Application, Being a Familiar by Jabez Hogg (1861)
"One of the commonest, Scale-moss, fig. 118 (Jungermannia biden- tata), ... Scale-Moss. hedge-banks. The seed- vessels are little oval bodies, ..."

3. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States by Asa Gray (1859)
"... SCALE-MOSS. (Tab.УШ.) Fructification situated in a fork. Involucra! leaves numerous, coalescent into an oblong and truncate coriaceous hairy tube, ..."

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