Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Order: Pottiales
Family: Pottiaceae

The Pottiaceae are a family of mosses. They form the most numerous moss family known, containing nearly 1500 species or more than 10% of the 10,000 to 15,000 moss species known.[1]


  1. William R. Buck & Bernard Goffinet (2000). "Morphology and classification of mosses". In A. Jonathan Shaw & Bernard Goffinet. Bryophyte Biology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 71–123. ISBN 0-521-66097-1.

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