Hornworts

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Cells algal-like with a central large chloroplast with a pyrenoid. The gametophyte is the dominant stage though the sporophyte is photosynthetic and has true stomata. Probably only distantly related to the other plant groups.

 

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Hornwort (habit)

Hornwort (labelled)

 

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