Bryum capillare
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Bryidae
Order: Bryales
Family: Bryaceae
Genus: Bryum

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Bryum is a genus of mosses in the family Bryaceae. It was considered the largest in the world until it was split into three in a 2005 publication. As of 2013, it and Bryaceae have been in the process of undergoing significant change based on recent DNA studies.[1]

Further reading

New genera and combinations in Bryaceae (Bryales, Musci) for North America, J. R. Spence, Phytologia 87: 15-28 (2005)


  1. Genus Bryum, California Moss eFlora, Jepson eFlora for CA Vascular Plants, University Herbarium, University of California,
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